The Year of No Summer

Wait a minute… didn’t I name another blog post with this same title last year? And the year before, too? And the year before that?

Oh, it’s been a long decade. :S

Upstate New York has been plagued with rain. And over-development has created massive flooding problems for communities that, before, were well able to manage extremely wet weather.

Not no more.

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This is a real miracle– we only got 12 inches of water this time! Photo taken after waters had subsided. In the past, we’ve had 3 feet. And we were somewhat prepared, so loss of property was minimal. It’s taken us several days to clean out the muck, however.

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All this was from the June 28 flood. Communities like Herkimer, Fort Plain, and others were literally, completely under water. Some folks were carried off and we’re still looking for them.

I drove by a neighbor’s the other day and found this gem.

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It’s getting crazy. We’ve had over 10 inches for June. July looks to be as soggy, too. Many of us have not been able to plant our vegetable gardens, as we had a late May hard frost and then the rains came and haven’t stopped. Now that it’s July, our summer is nearly over.

It’s another year for the history books.

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2 Responses to “The Year of No Summer”

  1. blueyes Says:

    Sounds like down here. Just the other day we were at 33 inches for the year. It has been raining since Saturday and won’t let up until Thursday supposedly. All the streets are flooded and with it below sea level it doesn’t bode well for anyone. And I’m still without a/c.

  2. Karen and Gerard Says:

    Now, now, summer has practically just begun! June 21 wasn’t that far away and summer does go into September so we have a good chunk of it left to go.