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The Storm of the Centruy and Two Variations on Cod Chowder

It is finally Summer in the UP.  We recently had some devastating floods here, which in itself is a major anomaly.  Hancock and Houghton are not on a flood plain; we are on hills, with a canal bisecting the two communities.  What happened in the early morning of June 11, 2018, was that over seven inches of rain came down in the span of about 4 hours.  Sunday morning (Father's Day) after the rain subsided is when the damage happened.  The storm drains gave way and roads washed out, bridges and footpaths were destroyed,  and several people were displaced from their homes.  It was a fluke and is being touted as the Storm of the Century.  Never in my lifetime have I seen such a thing.  Here are a few photos to prove my point.




The clean up is underway but it is going to be a long way to recover.  The National Guard was called out as well and they have been here repairing infrastructure for over a week.  #CopperCountryStrong


I wanted to share two great recipes that I have tried recently…