The great Port Jeff. flood

The great Port Jeff. flood of September 2012

What can be said?  Those who experienced it can only describe it, those who missed it can listen to the tales and imagine the event unfolding.  A thick black  cloud from the west, than the skies opened up. From up on Thompson Street the sound no one wanted  to hear, was it the St. Charles Hospital sump again? Breached by the torrential downpour?  No, thankfully this time just rain from above, washing down the street, bringing gravel and dirt with it, jumping curbs and entering stores, flooding basements and filling the Gap parking lot. Continue reading