When it rains, it pours… and floods

When it rains, it pours… and floods

The Pilsen Pub in North Hatley was flooded once again on Monday afternoon.

Photo credit : Emilie Hackett

By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – With a leap year-like recurrence, heavy precipitation and rapid snowmelt have caused the St. Francis and Massawippi rivers to overflow, keeping the Townships on its toes. The City of Sherbrooke was in “Flood Alert” phase as of 4 p.m. on Monday, April 15, as the probe located on the Aylmer Bridge on King Street recorded a water level of 18 feet. The “Flood Mobilisation” phase follows at 19 feet, and the City’s communications department expected the river to reach that level by Monday evening. The river’s water level was recorded at 15 feet around 7 a.m. Monday morning, but the continuous precipitation and warm weather resulted in a fast rise. Less than 12 hours later, the St. Francis River had gone up three feet. See full story in the Tuesday, April 16 edition of The Record.

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When everything you have always known begins to disappear, you can cling to what you know and disappear too or let go and move on.

Life is short, complicated and full of surprises that are mostly beyond our control, so accept the things you can not change and endeavor to persevere just to see what happens.