Monday, September 21, 2009

Ugh! Flooding

Last night between 1 a.m. to maybe 4:30 a.m. we got an additional 2" of rain. This is on top of all the other rain we've gotten since Wednesday. We're near the bottom of a hill, "down in the holler" is what I usually say, and this time that was a very bad thing. We're very near a creek, which overflowed. The volume of rain overflowed our sump system. We had to unplug everything in the basement, turn of the a/c and pile things up where we thought they would be safe.

Didn't work. The massive volume of water buckled our garage door. Our back door is raised, and the water got too high and just flowed in from that side too.

I didn't get much sleep at all last night. Today we'll be donning heavy shoes and gloves to haul things up to the trash. Things like books that were stored in the basement where we thought they would be safe as we've never had a flooding incident like this. I'm buying several jugs of bleach as we'll have to scrub every surface. I'm wondering if our dehumidifier will work again once it has dried out, or will we have to go buy a new one?

Have I mentioned this sucks? And it's still raining. One really great thing is that the basement is cement block with a slab floor, so at least it will be easy-ish to clean. That is one thing to be grateful for.


Kim said...

Oh, god, that sucks. Bless you, my child.

trh said...

Wow! Our basement issues were absolutely nothing compared with that! I'm so sorry this hit you - sorry that it hit everyone it hit. You just don't think things like this will happen in a landlocked city like Atlanta!