. . . and it’s not over, yet.
Taking a break from The Great Flood of 2017. *heh*
Earlier today, the water in our back yard rose to about 1.5 feet on our basement walkout. Almost 3” of water in the basement, because weather-proofing on the door was not quite proof against the pressure. Packed sandbags against that door to slow the flow, and then I left to get more supplies.
Water has receeded a GREAT deal, now, but it’s still raining and more rain to come, so. . .
As soon as I finish here, I’ll be at that back door improving the waterproofing and stacking more sandbags, spreading pool shock on the 1.5” of water that did not make its way back out as the waters receeded (partly because I had sandbagged it so heavily, no doubt), and then, later, pumping as much of the rest out as possible, gathering everything that was irreparably damaged for disposal, then. . . stripping out all the carpet, deep cleaning everything that was even dampened, and finishing the floors out. . . in other than carpet.
But some of that will have to wait until the power is restored. *heh*
Oh, and as usual, when power is out for an extended time, we can expect the city to issue a water quality warning. That’s OK, since I have a bunch of 4-gallon containers of “wash water” for hygeine and a LOT more (in gallon and individual serving bottles) of potable water put back.
- Pantry with plenty of food? Check.
- Camp stove and fuel? Check.
- Bugout bags? Check.
We’re OK and will remain OK, it looks like, even though the water’s going to rise again tonight.
On the positive side, we’ve been meaning to get to the downstairs remodel, so this just moves that to the top of the list. Plus, while there are only two weeks left in my Wonder Woman’s school contract for this year (not counting Summer School), school will not doubt be called off for the district, given the countywide flooding )and this is exactly the kind of situation where the governpr has waived requirements for total days in the past).
N.B. We are NOT within the “100 Year Flood” flood plain (I have FEMA maps showing where the local flood plains are, and one specifically detailed for our property), so this flood exceeded those boundaries by quite a bit.