Irene, Lee, Katia..
The power of water.
Although TS Lee didn't dump water on us,
and Hurricane Katia decided to join the party
further east in the Atlantic..
the two of them together
made a squeeze-play,
and funneled over 8" of rain into our area
over a 3 day period.
This caused the Susquehanna
to slowly (then fast!) rise..
from .5' to crest at 40'.
Unfortunately, as in previous flood posts,
the house takes on water in the basement,
starting at about 30'.
Last night we got some help,
and got a lot of our stuff upstairs,
and our furniture in a truck from work.
|All cleared out. Fridge in background is on milk crates|
After everything was where we thought
it would be 'safe' from water..
I took off, and spent
the night at Heather's house.
George stuck it out
until about noon today.
He took a picture on his way out..
was taken out by boat!
Here's a few shots of around the house..
|Road going out..blocked in!|
|From basement..it's almost in.|
|Starting to pour in.|
|Water up to the patio roof..chairs on top for safety!|
|White house on right is ours.|
The above picture was taken about noon.
As of this writing, the river
hasn't crested, about 2 more feet yet.
We won't be able to go back to the
house until Sunday at best.
Hopefully all that's ruined
is carpet, drywall, and an appliance or two.
The rest we were getting rid of anyway..
just not this way!!