Saturday, May 9, 2009

And then it rained...

Not only did the rain make our kids nutso for however many days we were stuck inside but on Tuesday night the weather gave a Grand Finale and...

FLOODED OUR HOUSE!
Yes, that's right. We woke up in the middle of the night on Tuesday night to the smell of gasoline. When we stepped down off of the stairs we were in water. The electricity was out and it was hard to figure out exactly what had happened but we soon realized that the water had risen quickly and flooded through the dog door in the garage (hence knocking over the gas can) and wrecking everything in there. It had also filled up our sun room. What a SHOCK!
Not only that but as we were trying to figure out what to do, the water levels rose again and started coming in once more. I decided that if I opened the garage door that maybe it would allow an escape for the water that was trying to find it's way into our sun room. As I opened the door, the water rushed in like a raging river, almost knocking me down, and ransacking everything in it's path. Luckily we were able to grab most of it before it floated down the street for all of the neighbors to see, but it did ruin lots of things in the process.

Here are some of the aftermath pictures...
Tues. night, when I stepped into this room, the water had been up over my ankles
These were taken the next morning after most of the water was gone. Leaving a mud bath. Thankfully my sweet husband and servant hearted father-in-law spent the morning cleaning that up, as well as, the kitchen, dining room , laundry room, foyer, and part of the living room carpet.
You can see all of the debris that was left from the dog door.


You can see the marks on the wall from where the water rose.

This used to be my herbs but the stormy waterfall turned it into a mud pit.

Overall, it could have been much worse and we are thankful that it wasn't. It definitely made me thankful that God promised not to destroy the earth by flood again! :)

4 comments:

richies said...

We have been getting a lot of rain, but not quite that much. I'm sorry to see that you were flooded.

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Cinthya said...

Lo siento, amiga. I know the frustration of floods. Will your insurance cover damage? I'll pray for you guys to be joyful in the midst of this!

Tricia said...

Yikes! Sorry to hear that happened... I'm sure that was just what you wanted to add to your "to do" list... clean up flood.

Hope it is all fixed soon... :-)

Bugs and Sunshine said...

OH my word, I am so sorry that happened. Has it left any long term damage?

Are you guys in a flood plain because it seemed like you are up on a hill?