Flooding in Nova Scotia

Apr 01, 03 Flooding in Nova Scotia

The above photo comes from my dad. Nova Scotia is having problems with record rain fall and melting snow, which has caused flooding in many parts of Nova Scotia. Roads and bridges have washed out, basements are flooded, schools closed and many people have been evacuated from their homes. In many homes, the electricity and heat are off and the well water contaminated making life miserable for those who have chosen to stay in their homes. Luckily, my parents live in a high enough area and recently had a system built under the house that channels water to the river, so they are alright.

These photos are from areas around where my parents live. My dad writes: “We then went to Middleton. These pictures were taken on Bridge Street where the bridge crosses the Annapolis River to Nictaux. Some houses are completely surrounded by water and bridges are completely submerged.”

Unfortunately, the flooding has not been without death. Two people in a car got caught in the overflowing waters of the La Have River. They were swept into the torrent and drowned in their vehicles.

2 Comments

  1. I remember one of my first summer jobs in high school was working on a construction crew for Eric Baltzer Construction. We built that grey apartment building in photos two and four. I will never forget carrying joists up 3 floors in +30°C all day. It was hard, honest work but very rewarding to be part of creating something that could possibly outlast me. Well if not washed away by future flooding. Thank you for the photos and the memories it triggered.

  2. Somehow duplicated those two photos on one of the many “moves.” I’m not even sure where the originals are. Would be a photo hunt on the media server…

Thoughts?