Saturday, December 8, 2012

After the Flooding


Last thursday it rained all day long and Oeiras was flooded. The trash stuck on the railing helps us understand how high the water level was.

23 comments:

Lowell said...

Whoa! Evidently the drains and canals aren't working as well as they should, although if it rained hard all day you did get a biblical inundation!

What a mess. I like the photo, though, and the bridge and the stone and the water...

Hope you made it through unscathed!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow, hope no one got caught up in it all. The weather is very odd at present, everywhere so it seems. Diane

Birdman said...

No getting around it. Water runs its course. I goes wherever it wants, whenever it wants.

Dina said...

Wow. That is a good way to prove your flooding. Even some mud on the bench.
Was there a lot of damage?

JM said...

@Dina: A large part of the downtown park and the Oeiras Palace gardens were destroyed as well as about 50 parked cars nearby. Many houses were flooded.

VP said...

I hope everything is better now, I like the picture and the bench...

Sharon said...

It sounds like there was quite a lot of damage from the deluge. I hate to hear when gardens are destroyed.

TexWisGirl said...

quiet the wash up!

ladyfi said...

What a mess - hope all is getting back to normal again now...

Sylvia K said...

That is indeed a lot of wash up!! We've had a lot of flooding in parts of Washington this year and we've seen lots of sights like this. Fortunately, the area where I live was spared the mess! Hope your weekend is off to a great -- dry! start!!

cieldequimper said...

Reminds me of the horrible floods in Quimper about 10 years ago. That's sad...

Kay said...

So sorry to hear about this. Your photo tells the story, though not the scale. It sounds like too many people suffered losses.

RedPat said...

Wow - Looks like a disaster! How awful.

Caramella said...

It must have really rained a lot. We had lots of rain here in Rome too recently and the Tiber was flooded but not this bad. I am a new follower.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Yikes! That was quite deep!

Inverness Daily Photo said...

It is plain the drain can't cope with a lot of rain.

Randy said...

That must have been some flood.

orvokki said...


The figure shows how powerful the rain had. Very life-like image. Love it.

brattcat said...

having suffered and still recovering from our own recent floods, our sympathies are with you all.

Arija said...

I do hope the people were not too badly affected.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Scary stuff JM, even scarier is that there's nothing to be done when mother nature lets loose!

Halcyon said...

Ick! Maybe this will create some jobs for clean-up crews?

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Wow - one photo says it all. Amazing