Despite being an inland hill state Vermont has had record flooding this year. Yesterday, at 7PM, Burlington was in the midst of a spring thunderstorm accompanied by intense rainfall. Roads were becoming temporary rivers and streams. Indeed the morning news tells us that people were actually evacuated from Montpelier and surrounding areas due to flooding. Much to our surprise our warehousing space was also rapidly becoming a pond. A cap on a drain was sprung by the sudden increase in water pressure, and a 8 inch column of water was propelled 4 feet into the air for 20 minutes before being brought under control. For some reason people were more interested in saving product from getting soaked so we didn’t get any pictures of the geiser, so work with me here to imagine its watery malevolence.
I do have a couple after action shots. I think this one captures the situation the best:
Thanks to the efforts of our crack team we managed to prevent virtually any of our stock from taking water damage, but things got jumbled around in the rescue effort. If you are expecting a shipment from GearX please be patient. We’re moving as fast as we can.