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after the tropical storm Tomas

after the tropical storm Tomas

we had 264 mm (11 inches) of rain in just 12 hours.
Half of the city was flooded.
The dam behind my house over flooded.There was a lake of about 3 meter deep,and water was spilling in huge amounts over the dam.If this was to collapse,the problems for the neighborhood would be enormous.
Isabels' shop had about 12 cm of water inside.A restaurant nearby had 125cm water inside.
At home we only had some leakage from the roof.I had a few buckets standing inside to collect this ;-))
At least the island looks green again.

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silvia marmori04-Nov-2010 11:51
wow, that was a storm...
hope all came to normal again!
the green island , a plus in the problems..
LeeG03-Nov-2010 03:51
Close call with the flood waters, my friend! I hope the worst of the storms are over for you.
Get out the mops.