Okay, this isn’t funny anymore. You may have noticed on the national news, if you’re not a local, that we’ve been getting a little rain in these parts. More than a little rain, actually. I’ve seen some reports that this is the most rain we’ve had in a century. And when it rains, it floods.
There are a couple of places in Salem that always flood in big storms and one of them is just down the street. It’s the appropriately named Canal Street, and here are some photos I took of the flooding back in 2004. Keep in mind, though, that it’s much worse this time. Some Mensa candidate tried to drive through the flood zone—past barricades no less—and had to be pulled out by the fire department. There’s always one.
Swimming in the sewage
- nationalguard_peabody-tm.jpg: Own photo