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    Wow, is this normal weather for this time of year? I don't remember this happening before.

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    How much does this equal to? We have been informed that Aruba got a total of 70.2 mm, sounds too little for such floodings. I am not good with mm.

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    it is about 2 3/4 inches of rain.
    except...........where it puddles and sits.
    there are areas where people measured in feet, not inches or mm.

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    Area next to the Gold Coast, this afternoon

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    Police and fire fighters rescuing people

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    Wow! prayers for all those people dealing with water damage
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Wow a double whammy after hurricane Matthew. Thank god they are so resilient in Aruba.
    Sean and Susan
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    Some ground floor rooms at the Renaissance got water in them as well.

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    For the type of flooding that they got on Sunday, it must have been some heavy, heavy rain. Thankfully unlike on some of the other islands there was no landslides. The flooding was a lot worse that what the island received when Hurricane Matthew passed by, it must have been something of an experience for departing passengers to have to go through flooded streets to get to the airport only to have to walk though water in the duty free area before going upstairs to the departure gates. Arriving passengers must have been thrown off expecting bright sun, clear blue skies, and a quick drive to their hotel/time share/vacation rental. Only to fly into a rain soaked, flooded and overcast Aruba. Must have been quite a shock to learn of the flooding in the airport, then see it on the roads in Oranjestad and nearby areas.

    What really surprised me was the level of water in the Noord Area. It was like the ocean came ashore and pushed inland. From the pictures and video taken by the Valero Gas Station it looks like water managed to get inside Linda's Dutch Pancakes, Bingo's, the Subway and the Gas Station. It had me wondering how other places like Barney's, The Local Store, Wendy's and New Wi-Tai managed during the downpour and subsequent flooding? Does anyone know if CPV was affected in any way??

    The pictures from Oranajestad were just as surprising. Which had me wondering if the Renaissance Ocean Suites, the mall, the market and bus station were affected and how badly.

    Hopefully the authorities got on the ball and had the fire dept out as soon as the water went down to wash away any of the mud and slush left behind. Because when that stuff dries it will create a wicked cloud of dust. Well it just goes to show that even though Aruba does not get all that much rain, there are the exceptions.

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