About 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 cm) of rain has fallen since Friday, swelling the Merrimack River that runs through southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts more than 8 feet (2.4 metres) above flood stage -- its highest since 1936.
"It's bad now but we're expecting it to get much much worse," said Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge, citing weather forecasts for more rain on Monday night with several rivers still rising.
"Right now we're looking at all of the rivers, from the Charles River in the Boston area all the way north and east to the Merrimack River on the New Hampshire border. We expect all of those rivers to reach and exceed flood stage in the next 24 hours," Judge said.
The recovery won't start until after the waters start to receed. This will be a tough week for those with water problems.
Your prayers will help. Donations to the Red Cross will help.