Saturday, September 10, 2011


Well, the flood of September 2011 has passed.
George and I are for tonight staying with friends.
I took enough clothes for 3 days.
We went to WalMart yesterday,
and bought the extra toiletries that I
forgot to grab.

The aftermath so far:
Although we don't have pictures of the house yet,
this is the street leading up to the street
the house is on:

Hard to see, but if you enlarge,
and look center, all the way to the back,
that is where our street turns left.
We are looking across the main
street (River St.), about 
1/4 mile away.

See the stop sign? That's how deep the water is here.

I'm not sure what the point of this is..
people (most of them our neighbors)
sitting where the river water got up to,
watching it recede.

Apparently it's a tradition. Geez.

Anyway...tomorrow, Sunday,
we should be able to get into 
the house and assess the damage.

We think that the water completely
flooded the basement,
going into the first floor, and possibly up 
into the first floor about 3'.
Hopefully it didn't go over
the kitchen counters,
as we had taken all the things in
the bottom cupboards
and placed them on the counter.

More to come...


  1. Oh Laurie, I am so sorry. John and I have seen up close how devastating floods can be. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Oh Dear Laurie, this looks terrible. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that the damage is minimal. I've envied you your waterfront house until now. Mother Nature has a mind of her own for sure.

    LOL at your neighbors. Tough people if they stay for repeated flood water receeding grandstand seats.

  3. My stomach turns when I look at what you have to go through. You know we are thinking and praying for you and George. HUGS my dear friend.

  4. Oh no!! Hugs to you and George. We're thinking of you!

  5. Know that we're keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers that all will turn out well.

  6. I'm so sorry to read about your house being flooded. I hope it turns out to be better than you think it is.

  7. Harry and I are so sorry to hear about the flooding of your house.

  8. I'm trying to write this from my phone and its not cooperating!! As I was saying...we were so sorry to hear the news and to see those pictures. :( We hope the damage turns out to be less than you are expecting. :((

  9. praying all is well and its not as bad as expected!! Bless you

  10. So sorry that your house flooded. Hopefully it won't be too bad.