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Our City Made the News…

It has been hard to focus…

It seems as if days have passed… but, yet… it’s only been two…

Thunderstorms rolled in Thursday night and sat over our city all evening… night… into the next day…

Last count was 6-7 inches of rain…

The lightning strikes counted were up to 3000… at one time… and the thunder of course shook us out of deep sleep…

Water started filling every nook and cranny… The wetlands behind our home in the woods… filled to capacity…

and overflowed into all of the ditches… and finally having no where else to go… made it’s way to our backyards… and into our homes…

The pipes laid for such purpose… were filled to overflowing…

Cars were caught in the flash flooding…

People had to be brought out in small boats from their homes…

The streets became impassable…

We call this a disaster…

Loss of property… loss of time… loss of our every day quality of life…

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It started creeping in from the back woods/wetlands… the fence is our property line… at the back of our backyard…

 

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I measured how deep it was getting by my big flower-pot… as the rains kept coming…

you can still see flower-pot at this point…

 

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Flower pot has dissapeared… and about 10 feet from our deck at this point…

 

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The front street became impassable in this area… after getting deeper…

 

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As you can see the water has receded… leaving a coat of mud… and markings of how deep on the shed wall…

 

This morning I woke up and went to the door to see how things were going…

The water is receding it seems… leaving much debris on the streets and in yards…

Our sump pump has not quit running since Thursday…

We have had one burn out like this… but, so far… so good!…

We have a mess to clean up…

The water and debris coming up from the drain in our basement covered two rooms…

Making everything wet… and some things are ruined…

Caught us quite off guardcoming in the middle of the night!…

We haven’t been able to bath, flush toilets, wash clothes, do dishes… cooking is limited…

Our back yard will be OKDrying out will take daysMud left to coat certain areas...

Some people were trapped in their carslost everything… as they were evacuated from their homes…

I believe we made the national news!

We were lucky not to encounter that!…

We will begin disinfecting thingswashing all of the towels/clothes soaked with water… the rugs…

We will bathe, “flush”, do dishes... and be glad we can!

Unless more rain comes in… we will try to get back to some normalcy

Today will be a new day!…