Soon, I will have a story with words. But for now...a few photos and links to what we knew a of yesterday when we went back to our neighborhod to check on the house.
The area is getting hit with more rain and has flash flood warnings now, and news is of course making it sound really dire but I'm hoping it's just a case of newsodrama.
In short, it's a good news/bad news situation. Bottom line: we fared okay and have not suffered any major losses personally.
I'll leave it at that because you're probably going to get to hear plenty of whining from me about the financial hit this is going to be.
Here are the photos:
Trying to get back to our town:
Hmm, boats in the hotel parking lot...
This used to be a really nice park across from our neighborhood. Park and large parking lot covered. Water up to the roofs of the pavilions.
Water receded off the road, thankfully:
In our neighborhood---and YES this is the very neighborhood the CNN reporter drove through and filmed and that was featured on CNN's post-Ike coverage. Our neighborhood was as far as we could go yesterday, because right past us they had road blocks. While we were there, the sheriffs arrived and started kicking out gawkers, filmers, gougers, and potential looters. Everyone there had to show ID to prove residence or leave.
The end of our street and what used to be a street, park and playground in our neighborhood (at the end of our street). The hut (out in the middle of the water) is usually on land. It's our scout hut and it's probably on about 12 ft stilts. I think our Daisy Scout meetings are going to be postponed...
Our backyard before and after: