Saturday, July 26, 2008


Saturday we had a cloudburst. At the end of the afternoon it started raining and then it started pooring. In my blue bucket in the garden was about 8 centimeter (a little over 3 inches) water.
The sewers could not drain al this excess water, so the road at our front looked like this:

On the other side it was the same, a flooded street:

Some ground had disappeared next to our house, but we had a bag of sand and closed the gap with it. Some others in out neighborhod were not so lucky, big gaps next to houses and in roads. Even some basements were flooded. The fire-brigade pumped a lot of water.

A few hours later the roads were dry again.
More photos at a local site (in Dutch) weblog Lelystad-Haven.

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