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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:27 PM
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Flooding damages homes and businesses along Ohio River, killing one
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/ar...

During her first four months in business, Mary Ann Abbott's home furnishing store has twice been flooded by the Ohio River. She's not willing to get soaked again.

"I think I'm done," she said Monday.

The river, fed by swollen tributaries, has flooded parts of West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana since heavy rain fell last week on ground already saturated by melted snow from a storm before Christmas.

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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:29 PM
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1. 2005...
...seems destined to be remembered as the year of the Flood.
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WildClarySage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:34 PM
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2. Yep, our soccer fields are flooded again
but not as badly, and thank goodness there was time to get the equipment out of there over the weekend. Marietta got hit really hard, again. 3rd time in two years. There was an interesting bit on NPR this morning comparing Parkersburg (floodwall installed in the '50s) with Marietta (floodwall? we don't need no stinkin' floodwall!)
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:44 PM
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4. it blocks the view of the river
it's a great view when its in your basement
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WildClarySage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:54 PM
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5. Yeah. But these days, it's really cost prohibitive, too,
unless of course, it actually floods. They said P'burg's flood wall cost $5mil of which the city paid $350,000. The rest was federal. Today that would translate into about $60mil for Marietta. And yeah, one of the charming things about Marietta IS the view. But then there's the floods... I don't know. I was telling a friend today I'm glad I'm not in charge of making those decisions. These days, I can't decide paper or plastic. =)
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RaRa Donating Member (705 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:39 PM
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3. My brother's office is right there
he's a criminal defense attorney and has been out of an ofice for months. It's trying times...
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