Knoebels flooded again

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 1:38 PM

They are posting photos on Facebook. Wild to see the creek and park as one.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 2:17 PM

That is wild. Hoping it doesn't lead to any extreme damage.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 3:15 PM

Jeff said:
That is wild. Hoping it doesn't lead to any extreme damage.

Maybe Flying Turns can be re-themed into a flume and open this weekend.

Sorry, folks...couldn't resist. Just hope everyone there is OK and that there's no major damage.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 3:48 PM

For reference, Here is a photo of this same view.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 4:10 PM

That helps a bit. I've only been there once, but I couldn't place it.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 4:48 PM

With these floods they have year after year, I can't imagine any company would even offer them flood insurance.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 5:25 PM

The park knows about flooding, Has had it for years, has flood markers in the park of high floods. They spend what they have to, to bring it back to us every year. I for that am thankful.

Theres really no way to avoid it with the streams in the park and the semi mountainous terrain around it. Its a big funnel. :( But second to none in Charm when open for business ! :)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 6:02 PM

With Knoebels, it's almost unusual for a year to pass WITHOUT some measure of flooding - yes, this is worse than average, but they are *experienced* at flood clean-up and recovery.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 6:04 PM

Damn, not only is it flooded, but some of the pics make it look like a raging rapid. That sucks!!!!!!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 6:50 PM

Last time this bad of flooding happened, they were only closed for a couple of days if I recall. They are very resilient.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 6:54 PM

Most employees have developed gills and fins. That's how adaptable and prepared Knoebels is for this sort of thing.

Not gonna find that happening at a corporate park.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 8:18 PM

The fact that the park can flood like this with some regularity and pick right back up makes it all the more awesome. Knoebels is someplace special.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 8:18 PM

My pointer aimed for the "Like" button under Gonch's post. Which website am I on again?

The photos on their Facebook are unbelievable!

Maybe this time the flooding will wash all of the gravel away and they will be forced to replace it with some kind of pavement.

Last edited by LostKause, Wednesday, September 7, 2011 10:49 PM
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 9:05 PM

I want to know what happens to the houses down there when it floods like this. I mean, do they just not leave anything of value on the first floor? I've always been interested in those houses there, but I wouldn't want to deal with this kind of flooding every year. Imagine the drywall replacement...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 9:35 PM

Gonchar's post has to be one of the top 10 on this site ever. So spot on. Friggin' brilliant.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 10:58 PM

*blushes*

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 11:01 PM

Raven-Phile said:
I want to know what happens to the houses down there when it floods like this. I mean, do they just not leave anything of value on the first floor? I've always been interested in those houses there, but I wouldn't want to deal with this kind of flooding every year. Imagine the drywall replacement...

The lagoons area of Vermilion on Lake Erie is subject to flooding every spring. People who live there limit the things of value on the first floor to those things that can be moved upstairs at a moment's notice. I would never want to live like that. But they love living there and view the flooding issues as just a part of living there.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 11:05 PM

That's an absolutely terrible way to live.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 11:15 PM

Jason Hammond said:
With these floods they have year after year, I can't imagine any company would even offer them flood insurance.

They probably come out way ahead of the game not paying flood insurance premiums but paying for their own materials and labor when they need to clean up. They also get an amazing number of local volunteers.

I think this is the third time the creek came over its banks this year. This time is by far the worst. One of the local weatherguys reported today that the rain so far this year in eastern PA is 25 inches above an entire year's normal average. That's ridiculous.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 10:08 AM

Update from this morning.

The news this morning is very bad. We've experienced record flooding, there's a lot of work to be done. Stay safe everyone.

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