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Friday, August 9, 2013
New Toulouse Floods
By Bixyl Shuftan
Dropping in on the sim on Sunday, on the streets, the water level had risen a few feet. This meant for a five to six foot tall avatar, they'd be about waist deep in water. Buildings such as shops had less of a problem, the water level less then a foot. But they still made for a damp shopping experience. Fortunetly there were ways of getting about besides taking a bath. In some places, there were boats available for people to take a copy, rezz on the water, and get on and paddle away. in places there were items floating, such as crates and sections of tree trunk.
While going about, I came across a talk between Nikita Weyman, a menfolk, and Henri Godenot. Henri is the owner of the New Toulouse and New Toulhouse Bayou sims. The two were discussing something about a Kraken, or rather the lack of one. Henri insisted, "There are no Krakens in the Bayou!" He insisted "the weird noises over by the wrecked cargo ships are caused by settling. "
Henri stated the flood had been caused by a hurricane, "storm cane in on Saturday morning, and appears to be stationary." "The rain started Friday," Nikita told, "but the sky didn't get weird and all my stuff start blowing away until Saturday." She turned to the mayor, "I think my outhouse is floating out toward your houseboat, Mr. G."
More guests arrived and Niki wanted to swim elsewhere, so the rest of us took the conversation indoors. Henri stated hurricanes and floods typical are handled about once a year.It was mentioned a boatload of coffee sank, leading to a few jokes about wide-awake fish.
Before I left, Henri thought the flood would be around for at least two more days. Coming by on Thursday, the flood was gone, and the streets were dry again.
I never did find anything about a Kracken, though.