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#118830 Aug 26th, 2007 at 04:32 PM
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Nothing like a flood to wash away all your hard work. We have had about 23 inches of rain in the last couple of weeks. Last week we had about 7" in one night. Woke up to hear splashing in the basement, kitty was walking around. Had about 8" of water in my basement. Went out side and water was almost to my door. It was about 5:00 AM. Called my next door neighbor to have her check her house, they had 2-1/2 feet in their basement as they had a door that walked into the basement from the outside. :(

All the mulch I laid in the yard is washed away. The rhododendron I was trying to revive, just gave up. It's a goner.

There is a small run off creek at the back of my yard that is part of the storm run off system for the village, unfortunately the culvert that it ran into became clogged and backed up for blocks. Houses a block a way from me weren't as lucky, they had to wade thru waist high water to get out of their homes. Just thankful I work for a construction company. Two guys came over with generators and water pumps and drained both mine and my neighbors basement (we both work for the same company). We were very lucky.

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The flood picture is a bit pixilated, sorry. The water level at the first pine tree is about 3-1/2 feet. It was about 5' of water in the far back. The dog fencing was well under water.

But the basement is dry, debris is thrown out and luckily no damage to the furnace, water heater, or washer and dryer, they were all elevated enough to stay dry. Thank goodness.

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good grief. I'm glad you're ok. Did you bring the dogs in?

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Dog was high and dry in the house. But the dog garage got flooded and lost about 4 dog beds, they are heavy when wet I tell you.

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Glad you survived.......And no lives lost......DId it kill your plants?

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I purchased six jinormous clumps of large purple iris from someone off craigslist for $8. I had those planted a week before the flood. I am hoping those will survive and not rot out. The water receded within 24 hrs so hope not too much lasting damage.

I thought I lost my bird bath, it just moved backward behind a tree about 4 feet. It was completely full of mulch. Grrr.

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So sorry for all your troubles. It seems we have had quite a few tragedies amongst our friends here this year. Hoping it all clears out soon for you.


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#119056 Aug 27th, 2007 at 06:04 AM
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Glad that you are okay! We had lots of flooding here in Minnesota too but not where I am at! Sorry you had to deal with this!

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shock i too hate to hear (and see) your flooding! glad it was not any worse!


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so glad you survived the flood with minimal damage. but that really stinks for those around you and for all your hard work.

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wow! thats alot of water! you got lucky getting it pumped out,


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Has the flooding subsided yet?


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