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West Nyack homeowner takes a moment to chuckle after major flooding …


Upon returning to her Klein Avenue home after the nor’easter two weeks ago, a frustrated Jane Stormes discovers two new roomates. She e-mailed The Journal news with the tale. Her story after the break …

<blockquote><div> … The entire Hackensack river ended up in my house. I could rant and go on, but I wanted to share a lighthearted story instead. We returned to our homes on Tuesday the 17th to start cleaning up and cleaning out and in the process I came across 2 very interesting living creatures that somehow also became displaced during this event. The first was a small carp( more like a gold fish).

I found this guy in a puddle about 12 inches in diameter and 3 feet from the sewer drain between mine and my neighbors home. AT first I thought it was dead but it wasn’t so I put it in a sand bucket and brought it across the street to swim away in the pond on Sayre Ct. The second thing I found was rather bizarre (and I am so angry I didn’t grab the camera earlier…but) I was walking down the property line between houses gathering toys and garbage that had floated in that direction when I noticed the back 2/3rd of a rather large fish. It was head down in the yard looking almost like a plant growing. I called over my husband and sister who were as perplexed as I and my husband decided to pull the fish up out of the ground. The fish came out with a big ‘ splurch’ and guess what…? IT gasped for air and then wiggled….IT WAS ALIVE! SO then I took a picture and we set it off in the pond across the street…and it swam away.

I guess you can never underestimate the will of living things. Maybe it was a metaphor for all of us affected by flooding…you can’t keep your head in the mud…look for someone to help you out and then swim away??? Just thought this was a unique tale and some cool pictures despite a tough situation.

Jane Stormes West Nyack, NY


err … so who knows what kinda fish the resurrected one is (second picture)? I’m no good at identifying living things besides cat, dog, human…

This entry was posted on Monday, April 30th, 2007 at 4:22 pm by Christina Jeng. |
Category: CLARKSTOWN, West Nyack


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