First off, I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of our family, friends, neighbors and complete strangers who helped us deal with our flood issues with gifts of money, water, food, manual labor, loaning of vehicles (one friend actually bought a vehicle for us so we could get around), giving us a place to live, etc.
We lost both of our vehicles, our furnace and A/C, washer & dryer, and countless personal items. That being said, we were the lucky ones. Two people in our town died and tons of others in the neighboring town lost EVERYTHING. There hasn’t been a flood like this here since 1913! It was unbelievable.
This all happened on Saturday morning and we are just now getting our water turned back on today. We’ve pretty much got most of the mess cleaned up, so we are trying to return to normal now.
Here are some pictures of what happened to us:
Here’s all of our stuff floating around in the basement.
Here’s Brian’s car sitting in the driveway being consumed by water.
Here’s our washer & dryer, believe it or not, the water actually got even higher than this!
Here’s my car sitting in the garage.
My poor bike!
Here’s what the basement looked like after the water went down.
And here are all of our things laying out in the sun to dry.