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article imageAn autumn flood in Nova Scotia Special

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By Lynn Curwin     Nov 12, 2011 in Environment
Truro - Not for the first time this year, sections of the Truro-Bible Hill area of Nova Scotia ended up with flooding which closed roads and left many people with damp basements.
Some areas around Truro often flood, as much of the area is on the flood plain of the Salmon River. While some of the construction was done years ago, approval is often still given for building on the flood plain.
Although some sections flood regularly, some of the places which were under water this weekend don't usually have a problem.
There was a rainfall warning for November 11, and the heavy rains resulted in the local Remembrance service being moved indoors. Some roads were impassable by the time the service was over, and the rain kept coming down.
By evening a Tim Horton's which usually has a dry drive-through had several inches of water on that area, but people still continued to drive up and order rather than park and walk inside.
A strip mall had much of its car park flooded but stores were open so people drove along the dry sections and continued to shop, although many stopped to look at a car which had been left overnight and was surrounded by water.
This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
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The driver of this car decided it would be best to turn around and try another entrance.
The driver of this car decided it would be best to turn around and try another entrance.
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The direct route through the car park was not the best one to take on Saturday.
The direct route through the car park was not the best one to take on Saturday.
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This pond usually has walking areas around it.
This pond usually has walking areas around it.
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Some people can t resist a barricaded road if the waters not too high.
Some people can't resist a barricaded road if the waters not too high.
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Driving along a slightly flooded road after dark.
Driving along a slightly flooded road after dark.
Kyna Porteous
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There was a lot of water around some of the barns at Truro Raceway but it didn t go inside the build...
There was a lot of water around some of the barns at Truro Raceway but it didn't go inside the buildings and the horses didn't have to be moved.
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When the water began receding it was obvious that it had done so rearranging of items around the com...
When the water began receding it was obvious that it had done so rearranging of items around the community.
Kyna Porteous
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