Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I took two loads of mildewing cabinetry, old drywall scraps, and decaying particle-board toward Westerly. All of it was stuff that shouldn't have been in the basement in the first place -- nothing really of value. The town has put out dumpsters at various places for storm-detritus. The section of route 91 to Lakeshore drive had been well underwater in at least four places a week ago and the area still looks like it has a bad case of bed head. Fences buckled under the push of water and debris, new potholes and eroded gullies, sand and gravel in the woods. And the water in the swamps and rivers is still seriously high -- ready to gush over the banks with any new dousing of rain.