Heavy Rains

New England News
4:51 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Donations Flow In For The Mount After Heavy Rain Damage

The Mount's French flower garden after the heavy rain
Credit The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home

Donations are pouring in for The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts after last week’s pouring rain wreaked havoc on the historic gardens at the former home of author and humanitarian Edith Wharton.

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New England News
12:10 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Cheshire, Mass. Hopes To Open Washed Out Roads By Fourth Of July

Cheshire, Mass.
Credit wikipedia.org

Cheshire, Massachusetts remains in a state of emergency after last week’s heavy rains caused nearly $1 million in road damage.

Portions of Route 116 and Windsor Road have been closed for nearly a week.  Carole Francesconi serves on the town’s Select Board.

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New England News
12:42 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Berkshires Clean Up After Rain, Flooding Damage

The Mount's French flower garden after five inches of rain sent eight inches of debris streaming into the garden bed.
Credit The Mount: Edith's Wharton Home

Heavy rain last week damaged roads throughout the Capital Region and western Massachusetts.

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Capital Region News
5:02 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Wednesday's Rain

Western Avenue & Quail Street just after 2:30pm Wednesday July 10 following a burst of rain.
Credit Dave Lucas WAMC

The Albany-area gets a quick demonstration of flash flooding … The National Weather Service defines a flash flood as "rapidly rising water that usually occurs within two hours of the start of high intensity rain." Wednesday afternoon In the city of Albany, it took little more than five minutes for mother nature to produce a small demonstration of the phenomenon.

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5:45 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Report Says Heavy Rains Up 85 Percent in New England

A new report by an environmental group is pointing to what it says is a clear sign of climate change: The frequency of storms in the region with extremely high rain or snowfall is up 85 percent since 1948.

Environment America says New England leads the country in the increasing frequency and intensity of severe storms, with the weather events more than doubling in frequency in New Hampshire.

In Vermont, the group says the amount of precipitation being dropped by the biggest annual rain and snowstorms is up an average of 30 percent.

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