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Old 08-16-2016, 05:25 PM
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Shit floats Stephen
Only 1.2" today buts it's still raining so no reason to spend money on a new lower unit for the kenner. My trout water is fubared until October but it's difficult to piss and moan about such trivial matters when so many have lost so much. I'm a phone call away for anyone who needs help and have plenty experience dealing with this kind of shit.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:42 PM
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wdkerek call me if you need anything
can't imagine what you and the rest are going thru
all I can offer is help

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Old 08-16-2016, 05:43 PM
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I am in St. Amant not far from the high school. Looks like the water dropped 1" in 8 hours. My house is fine. Had about 8" of free board. Most of everyone around me were not so lucky

I'm off Oliver...........off Stringer Bridge.......we have to be close.........that is what is amazing.......water in places that never had it
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by wdkerek View Post
I'm off Oliver...........off Stringer Bridge.......we have to be close.........that is what is amazing.......water in places that never had it
I am good friends with Mike Lambert at Bayou Metalworks. Water was chest deep and was not able to save any of his equipment. He does not think he will start over.
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Originally Posted by Kenner 23 View Post
Shit floats Stephen
Only 1.2" today buts it's still raining so no reason to spend money on a new lower unit for the kenner. My trout water is fubared until October but it's difficult to piss and moan about such trivial matters when so many have lost so much. I'm a phone call away for anyone who needs help and have plenty experience dealing with this kind of shit.
i completely understand..... I will be 10-8 shortly
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This image says it all....

To me ...it is everything that is really important.





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Old 08-16-2016, 06:43 PM
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Ok!
Just returned from my fathers home- we will back in tomorrow.

My house. Well a little different story, but I'll keep it positive. Water has receded to about 6". I believe tomorrow it will be out of the house. I will begin clean up. My nieghbor has granted me use of his water, my well pump is fried.
Immediate needs: razor knives, blades, dust mask, big garbage bags, brooms, shovel. Simple hand tools. Well pump and motor- should be able to pick it up from a local hardware.
Help? Frankly I don't know how to ask. I've never been here before. Started this sentence ten times and I can't get it done. Materially I need what I can't buy, help. Physical help. Mechanical advice regarding electrical system, a/c, cabinets.
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^^^^^^^^^


LIFE is all that matters.......thank you for sharing

29 that ^^^ was meant for the baby picture.....

you know I am here if you need......I can be there Thursday or friday.....we still have 34 pallets of water to ship over there.
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Twentynine and wdkerek, breaks my heart to see this. Soooo much .... I don't even have words...

Sent you both PMs. I MEAN it!!!!
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I spent Saturday rescuing people in Denham springs in my flat boat with some friends. The water and destruction there was absolutely unreal. It was very humbling seeing what they were going through and being able to help. They were all beyond grateful. Areas that had never seen standing water including the flood of 1983 were in chest deep water overnight. We rescued women in their 80s that lived alone, families with infants, a ton of pets, and everything in-between. I can't say enough how awesome it was being able to help, and seeing the people out there coming together.

Everybody kept asking me Sunday if we would flood at my house, but I've always thought it was impossible. I live in St. Amant pretty close to the pumping station, on high ground, and I'm built to the current flood elevation (6.5ft over natural ground here). Basically for me to flood, everything local would have to be under. Well Monday morning the water started coming up fast. I was able to get my 9mo pregnant wife, son, and dogs out just before my driveway was too deep to pass.

Rising as much as 5" per hour at peak it entered my shop yesterday afternoon. It's an eerie feeling watching the water rise over the course of 2 days It has still not entered the house, but it's really close. Luckily the water stopped rising today around noon, and has actually dropped 1/4" in the last couple hours. I'm very thankful, as the destruction around here is incredible. Here's a couple pics of my place.

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Well I can't figure out how to post pics from my phone. Will try tomorrow
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Well I can't figure out how to post pics from my phone. Will try tomorrow

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Old 08-17-2016, 03:14 AM
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This is devastating to read all your first hand accounts of the flooding and seeing photos of it. I am going to start a new thread to see if we as a THT community can get some help set up in any way possible.
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Ok!
Just returned from my fathers home- we will back in tomorrow.

My house. Well a little different story, but I'll keep it positive. Water has receded to about 6". I believe tomorrow it will be out of the house. I will begin clean up. My nieghbor has granted me use of his water, my well pump is fried.
Immediate needs: razor knives, blades, dust mask, big garbage bags, brooms, shovel. Simple hand tools. Well pump and motor- should be able to pick it up from a local hardware.
Help? Frankly I don't know how to ask. I've never been here before. Started this sentence ten times and I can't get it done. Materially I need what I can't buy, help. Physical help. Mechanical advice regarding electrical system, a/c, cabinets.
If you move quick enough after the water recedes you'll be able to save quite a bit. If I had sprayed the bearings of motors with wd-40 I think I would have been able to save some of them but at the time the main focus was on the house and getting everything wet out as soon as possible. Saved oak table, couches, rugs, furnace, water heater and other furniture by getting it clean and dry. " shop vac "
All the electric motors worked after words it was just the bearings that rusted up.
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I'm up waiting on daylight!
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40,000 homes damaged at last count. For those that don't know, many areas are STILL flooded with water RISiNG in some areas. This water did not come in and go back out like a storm surge. Horrible.

Anyone looking for a job in construction might consider heading to Louisiana. Long period of reconstruction ahead.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Mine Now View Post
If you move quick enough after the water recedes you'll be able to save quite a bit. If I had sprayed the bearings of motors with wd-40 I think I would have been able to save some of them but at the time the main focus was on the house and getting everything wet out as soon as possible. Saved oak table, couches, rugs, furnace, water heater and other furniture by getting it clean and dry. " shop vac "
All the electric motors worked after words it was just the bearings that rusted up.
Spray them afterwards. WD 40 stands for water displacement. It will get the water out and coat/lubricate somewhat. Can't hurt to try! Good post.
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