A Nurse with a Gun

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Flood Control

During the whipping deluge of the dying Gustav, we got rain and wind. Lots of rain and wind. The key to keeping the flooding down here in North Louisiana is to keep the drainage systems clear. Over the past three days we have gotten close to twelve inches of rain. While that doesn't seem like much, it gathers in the low areas, making flooding a serious problem.

My hat is off to each humble hero that regularly went out of their home during the worst of the storm to clear leaves and debris off the sewer grates along the streets. May every driver that knowingly sprayed these people with water as the sped by, or toppled them over in the wakes their automobiles were making suffer the curse of the waterlogged ignition system.

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Blogger P said...

Although the individual is making a grand Civic gesture, I once witnessed the horrible sight of a man who was trying to pull debris our of a storm drain get sucked down the drain when his efforts finally opened the drain, he was kneeling over pulling on the clog, when all of a sudden, he was gone, I was 20 feet away. His body was recovered 20 miles away when the storm drain dumped into the mississippi.

If you do this sort of thing, use a rake and stand clear.

2:11 AM  
Anonymous Bob@thenest said...

There should be an automatic declaration of open season with pellet guns, anything AirSoft, and paintballs, for those passing by and causing a wake.

5:30 AM  

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