New England Floods

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/16/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 5/18/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 33
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
New England Floods
Contest Directions: Show creative ways to fight or cope with floods in New England.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/16/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 5/18/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 33
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
This gallery only contains our top 20 selections from its parent contest New England Floods. All 33 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Great Boston Flood Syringe Project

    Great Boston Flood Syringe Project
  • The Great Boston Sponge Project to Soak Flood

    The Great Boston Sponge Project to Soak Flood
  • Boston Underwater

    Boston Underwater
  • Flooded Boston Red Sox

    Flooded Boston Red Sox
  • Occult Magazine to Fight Floods

    Occult Magazine to Fight Floods
  • Frog Car Transport

    Frog Car Transport
  • New England Underwater

    New England Underwater
  • John Kerry Recuing People From Floods

    John Kerry Recuing People From Floods
  • The New England Swimming Pool

    The New England Swimming Pool
  • Jesus Christ Walking on Water in New England

    Jesus Christ Walking on Water in New England
  • Water Slide in New Englad

    Water Slide in New Englad
  • Amphibius Car in a Flood

    Amphibius Car in a Flood
  • Man Sitting on a Bench in Flooded New Hampshire

    Man Sitting on a Bench in Flooded New Hampshire
  • Weekend Water Sports in New England

    Weekend Water Sports in New England
  • Truck with an Outboard Motor in a Flood

    Truck with an Outboard Motor in a Flood
  • Men Catch a Huge Fish in a Flood

    Men Catch a Huge Fish in a Flood
  • House Plane in a Flood

    House Plane in a Flood
  • Jetskiing Through Flood Waters

    Jetskiing Through Flood Waters
  • Flood Control Hole

    Flood Control Hole
  • Front Porch Fishing in a Flood

    Front Porch Fishing in a Flood
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This contest is fueled by the following news: As flood waters overtook much of New England, emergency crews used boats to save people who were trapped with and on the roofs of their homes. Sewage systems throughout the area overflowed on Monday as New England was pummeled by rain for the fourth straight day. The storm could well prove to be the worst to swamp the area since the 1930s. North of Boston, in and around Merrimack Valley on the New Hampshire border, the Merrimack and Spicket rivers left their banks forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people in the area. Additionally, millions of gallons of sewage spilled into the Merrimack River when the sewage system in Haverhill failed allowing. Millions of gallons of sewage also poured out of the water treatment plant in Lawrence when flooding knocked the plant off line on Sunday. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney told residents of the state that the situation would get worse before it improved. Massachusetts U.S. Senator John Kerry said it was the worst flooding that he had seen in his twenty-two years in the Senate. Emergency crews took to their boats urging people to evacuate the flood ravaged area. Forcasters believe that the flooding rivers will rise past the sixty foot level by Monday, which is eight feet above the flood stage. Meanwhile in New Hampshire over 600 roads were damaged or destroyed because of the flooding. Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire indicated that the yard in front of the executive mansion had become a pond. In southern Maine, residents were forced to evacuate from homes near the Mousam River as fast rising flood waters threatened people living in that area. Firefighters took to boats in that part of Maine to make certain that propane tanks were shut off. State officials in Maine indicated that their major concern was damage to a couple of dams along the Salmon Falls River in Lebanon. President George W. Bush and the First Lady arrived at the Bush family summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, over the weekend. The presidential retreat was unaffected by the storm, according to Bush's chief of staff, Jean Becker.

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