Rain, Floods and Standing Water

Finally, we are getting a chance to dry out after the flooding rains soaked our basement, flooded some of our fields and even toppled a few of our young apple trees whose roots had nothing firm to hold. Our problems were tiny relative to others nearby who lost their homes and businesses — but still, it has not been an easy week. The rains on Thursday were so powerful that water started to pool near the foundation of our house, nearby rivers overflowed their banks and we were stunned by the photos of flooded homes and shops in our town …

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