Flood - May 2006

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Twelve inches of rain fell in Andover in three days - Saturday, May 13, through Monday, May 16. It was Mother's Day weekend. The highest serge of the Shawsheen River was 8.63 feet above normal. 10 major roads were flooded, including High Plain Road, Main Street from Shawsheen Square to Stevens Street, River Street, and Riverina Road. The Washington Park Condiminiums, The Balmoral Condominiums, and Atria Marland Place were among the structures that were evacuated. The Balmoral Condiminiums were heavily damaged.

Balmoral Condiminiums did not reopen until the fall of 2006. On Saturday, December 9, 2006, the Trustees of the Balmoral organized a fundraiser to help residents of the condiminium defray reconstruction costs.


See

  • Andover Townsman, May 18, 2006, p. 1+.
    • "A Foot of Rain! Emergency Declared, But no Locals Injured in Flooding"
    • "Flood Costs Tallied as Cleanup Begins"
    • "Washington Park Condo Residents are Evacuated"
  • "Restored - Again!," Andover Townsman, December 21, 2006, p. 19.
  • "Rivers Rage," Eagle Tribune, May 15, 2006, p. 1+.
  • "Will it hold?," Eagle Tribune, May 16, 2006, p. 1+.
  • "Flood costs tallied as cleanup begins," Andover Townsman, May 18, 2006, p. 1.
  • "A foot of rain!," Andover Townsman, May 18, 2006.
  • Articles in Eagle Tribune May 15-May 21, 2006 for coverage of the Flood.
  • "Flooding emergency closes schools," Andover Townsman, May 18, 2006, p. 19.
  • "Balmoral residents homeless: Everyone must leave condo complex for at least four months," Eagle Tribune, May 23, 2006.
  • "Andover's damage numbers could hit $9 million," Eagle Tribune, May 24, 2006, p. 4.
  • "After the storm," Andover Townsman, May 25, 2006.
  • "Flood costs may rise to $9M," Andover Townsman, May 26, 2006, p. 1.
  • "Flood of 2006: Wetlands prevented worse damage," Eagle Tribune, May 31, 2006, p. 3.
  • "Flood cleanup means 45 percent more trash," Andover Townsman, June 8, 2006, p. 4.
  • "Balmoral residents homeless: Everyone must leave condo complex for at least four months," Eagle Tribune, June 23, 2006.
  • "What a bird's eye view of flood might teach us," Boston Globe, July 13, 2006, p. 1 NW2.
  • "Washington Park: Rebuilding to begin for flood victims," Andover Townsman, July 20, 2006, p. 1.
  • "Most Balmoral owners can return home soon," Andover Townsman, July 27, 2006.
  • "Some victims still working on condos: Four months after flood, at least four homeowners remain displaced," Andover Townsman, September 28, 2006, p. 1.
  • "Flooding woes continue for some senior residents," Eagle Tribune, October 2, 2006, p. 4.
  • "Flood of '06: Long road to recovery," Andover Townsman, January 4, 2007.

--Eleanor 14:43, September 25, 2006 (EDT)
--Kim 16:09, December 16, 2013 (EST)--Kim 16:09, December 16, 2013 (EST)
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