## Monday, May 15, 2006

### Floods: what are newspapers good for

One of the 680 articles about floods in the Boston area randomly appeared in front of my eyes. Without these articles, I would not know that we are just in the middle of the worst rains in 10 or 70 years. If you look out of the window, it's not even raining right now and people don't have any umbrellas. According to the newspapers, you would almost expect an armageddon. Well, it's not an armageddon but a good time to try your canoe.

Figure 1: Men canoe down Central Street in Peabody, MA, today (Reuters photo).