...ALPHA BECOMES THE TWENTY-SECOND NAMED STORM OF THE SEASON AND BREAKS THE ALL-TIME RECORD FOR THE MOST ACTIVE SEASON ON RECORD...
We done run out of names. We're into the Greek alphabet now.
Well, at least the dam that nearly gave way in Taunton has been replaced, according to the Associated Press (via boston.com):
Less than a week after heavy rains weakened a 173-year-old wooden dam and prompted officials to evacuate 2,000 residents, close businesses and declare a state of emergency under fears of flooding, crews here finished building a new, sturdier rock dam and tore down the old decrepit one.
Construction on the new dam started Friday afternoon and finished Saturday evening, as crews worked in breakneck speed, and sometimes in the rain. Wet weather settled over this city south of Boston just after noon Saturday, and forecasters predicted 1 to 3 inches through Sunday
"We prefer not to work this fast," said Michael Nisslin, deputy chief engineer with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. But, Nisslin said, it was necessary to complete the project before additional rain could again raise the water in the Mill River to a dangerous level.
So the rain we're getting tonight won't be causing catastrophic flooding around here. Can't say the same for the Yucatan or Hispaniola, alas.