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Old 08-17-2016, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by creditcardguy View Post
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.
Very true but they better bring their own place to stay since many motel/hotels have been flooded also.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:54 AM
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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.

Add a wheel barrel to your list of needs. Having one was a back saver yesterday. Soon as my buddy dries out his phone, he'll send pics and I'll post them. I saw more in the last few days to last me a long time.

Good luck to yall. We were fortunate enough to not get any water in our house
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Thanks for posting the pics. The water did not make it into my house, and has since dropped 9". It looks like we may be ok.

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Good for you, what a close call! ! Now, somebody please let that poor tractor in the front door!!
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Jay are you on a chain wall? it looks like it......if so, good call when building it
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:45 PM
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The water has dropped another 4" (13" total), so it looks like we will be ok. The house is not on a chain wall, but has a 28" dropped brick ledge. Since we had to build up a ways to reach required elevation, it makes the house look like it's not on as high of a hill.

Hopefully the water will continue to drop and I'll be able to get my water well replaced (it went under and fried) and can start to clean up. I'm very thankful that we didn't flood the house. I'm going to do my best to not complain during the clean-up process, especially since so many lost everything.

And yes I was trying my best to keep the tractor dry! I even took the bucket off so I could get it up another step.

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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.
Just saw this post even though you posted right before my last post. Was really tired last night / today.

Anyway, had to work for a customer today, got home 20 minutes ago ~9:00 PM so I got nothing done on the rent house today. Hoping tomorrow I can get the rest of the walls cut open and drying and then I will be free to help you on Friday. That work? Will give you a call sometime tomorrow.


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Old 08-18-2016, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
Just saw this post even though you posted right before my last post. Was really tired last night / today.

Anyway, had to work for a customer today, got home 20 minutes ago ~9:00 PM so I got nothing done on the rent house today. Hoping tomorrow I can get the rest of the walls cut open and drying and then I will be free to help you on Friday. That work? Will give you a call sometime tomorrow.


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Ok guys I'm still alive and for right now I got dry drawers.

We just evaced from our refuge we moved to yesterday morning.

Long story short it's all gone. The water laughed at my 3' wall and made a fool of me. I had 4' of water in my house all appliances most of the furniture are gone. My home may be a total loss.

Everything I done to get back up is now being flooded so what little I got out of my home is now gone.

I still got both vehicles, tractor, 4 whlr, boat are on high ground. I walked the horses out Saturday night. Saved about 1/2 my chickens. Lost all my power tools, welding machine,

Just got word via inet that our refuge just went under water. So I got the clothes I'm standing in and a pair of crocs.

29's down but I ain't out!!!!!!!!

I will rise again.

Just waitin on dry ground
Did you bring your horse and chickens home? The Co-opt in East Feliciana is open if you need hay/feed, let me know what you need and I will bring it to you.

I will be helping my neighbor clean up but if plans change where do we report? wderek or 29
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Did you bring your horse and chickens home? The Co-opt in East Feliciana is open if you need hay/feed, let me know what you need and I will bring it to you.

I will be helping my neighbor clean up but if plans change where do we report? wderek or 29
Horses and chickens are still down the Rd. I have a 1200# bail of hay in the field for them, plus green grass and I had 200# of grain stored. Prior to the flood I raised the feed high enough to avoid water. Same for chickens.

I had an entire crew of engineers and managers show up at my house from the company I work for Air Liquide. 10 of them - those guys and gal put in a day of sweaty, filthy, nasty work.

My home is now gutted, all the trash, debri, has been pull out of my house. I'm way a head.
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29 please let us know if we can help in any way......still praying for all of LA
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:25 AM
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By the way:
I need a contractor to start putting this place back together.

Insurance adjuster is suppose to be there Monday, I'm expecting if the home is not totaled, to be rebuilding.

I need a reputable contractor.

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Ideas on either engineer or purchase a system to protect me from flooding events in the future.
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Horses and chickens are still down the Rd. I have a 1200# bail of hay in the field for them, plus green grass and I had 200# of grain stored. Prior to the flood I raised the feed high enough to avoid water. Same for chickens.

I had an entire crew of engineers and managers show up at my house from the company I work for Air Liquide. 10 of them - those guys and gal put in a day of sweaty, filthy, nasty work.

My home is now gutted, all the trash, debri, has been pull out of my house. I'm way a head.
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I can come and get your horses (chickens too) and keep them here if that will free up some of your time and/or worry. I'm about 2.5 hours from your area.


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29,

I can come and get your horses (chickens too) and keep them here if that will free up some of your time and/or worry. I'm about 2.5 hours from your area.


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Horses and chickens are being cared for by a lady that was way above the flood. She is disabled, but she has fridges freezers in her sheds, my horses and chickens, several dozen dogs and a few cats she's carri g for. Because she is unable to "work" I think this is her way of being useful. And she is doing top job work! And I can visit my animals when possible.

Thank you for your kind offer.
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twentynine, my offer is standing for anything you need in the way of supplies that I can ship or mail....
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29, That is great that your coworkers were able to help out.
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we just sent 2 more trucks loaded with bleach and cleaning supplies along with 25 lb bags of rice and beans,all kinds of stuff....I do not know exactly where it is going to end up, but it is being sent to a methodist church for distribution...
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