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Old 08-31-2006, 04:42 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I think that Asheville photo is the French Broad River area. The river just overflowed its banks. Doesn't pay to build on river banks.
Yeah, I think it was the French Broad. Riverlink.org hosted some of them.

Was the Swannanoa affected by flooding? After Asheville almost got the Big Drink, I wondered about that river and if some of the flooding came from there. We stayed at a hotel (gawd what a dive that was )where either it, or one of its tributaries ran behind the hotel. Considering the flood pictures of Asheville, we were thinking "this probably wouldn't be a good area to be around if hurricane rains come through."
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:50 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Are there storm drains to handle this? By the look of things I would guess no. But, maybe the water is only stadning for "x" amount of time or does that take weeks/months to go away?
I would say " "x" amount of time". It's funny how fast the water can draw away. Of course the cleanup ...

Check this fellow's story of being close to Linville Falls (Grandfather Mountain area). When Frances came through, almost everyone skee-daddled but him
http://www.brpfoundation.org/Story1.php (broken link) - the sight of the cascading water over the falls gave me the willies - but he mentions farther down the article that soon the water started to subside
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Yeah, I think it was the French Broad. Riverlink.org hosted some of them.

Was the Swannanoa affected by flooding? After Asheville almost got the Big Drink, I wondered about that river and if some of the flooding came from there. We stayed at a hotel (gawd what a dive that was )where either it, or one of its tributaries ran behind the hotel. Considering the flood pictures of Asheville, we were thinking "this probably wouldn't be a good area to be around if hurricane rains come through."
The Swannanoa River flows through the Swannanoa Valley of western North Carolina, and is a major tributary to the French Broad River. It begins at its headwaters on the slopes of Mount Mitchell, and ends when it meets the French Broad at Biltmore Estate in Asheville. The river is 22 miles or 35 kilometers long, and it flows entirely within the geographical boundaries of Buncombe County. It is a valuable resource to the county, providing drinking water to the Asheville metropolitan area, and numerous recreational opportunities. In September 2004, massive rains from the remnants of Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Ivan caused the Swannanoa to flood, causing major damage to the Biltmore Village section of Asheville, and to the other communities that it flows through.
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Old 08-31-2006, 05:04 PM
 
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I would say " "x" amount of time". It's funny how fast the water can draw away. Of course the cleanup ...

Check this fellow's story of being close to Linville Falls (Grandfather Mountain area). When Frances came through, almost everyone skee-daddled but him
http://www.brpfoundation.org/Story1.php (broken link) - the sight of the cascading water over the falls gave me the willies - but he mentions farther down the article that soon the water started to subside
Yikes!........
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Old 08-31-2006, 05:23 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Yikes!........
When one lives near water ......

We were long gone from the Midwest by then, but I can vividly remember The Flood of '93, when the Mizzizzippi and the rivers that fed into it, turned the middle of the country into a big lake (the lighter area was affected by high water)


It was a memorable disaster, but people followed the typical thought "this doesn't happen that often" and rebuilt. It just seems to be the tenacious human spirit to pick yourself up, clean yourself off, and rebuild. We visited the Flood of '93 area a year later and found houses that still had watermarks near the roofline, but contractors were at work making them habitable again. That's much the same here with hurricanes.
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The center of Tropical Storm Ernesto has made landfall near Long Beach, North Carolina, the National Hurricane Center reports.
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:22 PM
 
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The center of Tropical Storm Ernesto has made landfall near Long Beach, North Carolina, the National Hurricane Center reports.
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They just mentioned that on the news too. It will be 2 years this Nov since we were out to NC. But did go to the Biltmore Estate and saw the town that had been flooded and the watermarks on the homes/stores. How scary!

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Old 08-31-2006, 10:27 PM
 
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Why do people bother going through that year after year?
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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I am sitting here wonder that myself TA. But I just haven't gotten the urge to leave and stay gone. So far and we about just about to get the eye, it has only been flickering lights, a lot of rain and some wind. The eye should hit us in about an hour or somewhere near it. The last I heard the winds were still at 65 MPH at 2:00. Now the satellite went out about 20 minutes ago. After I post this, I will probably turn the computer off and go to bed. Stay safe everyone. I guess the morning will show what the real damage is or isn't.
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:28 AM
 
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I am sitting here wonder that myself TA. But I just haven't gotten the urge to leave and stay gone. So far and we about just about to get the eye, it has only been flickering lights, a lot of rain and some wind. The eye should hit us in about an hour or somewhere near it. The last I heard the winds were still at 65 MPH at 2:00. Now the satellite went out about 20 minutes ago. After I post this, I will probably turn the computer off and go to bed. Stay safe everyone. I guess the morning will show what the real damage is or isn't.
Thanks for the update. Keep us posted.
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