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General BS and Laughs => General BS and Laughs => Topic started by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 03:57:34 PM

Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 03:57:34 PM
Pics from the block where my cousin lives, the clean up begins. The
Linc was moved about 30 ft by the flood water, it was up to the top of
the hood.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/IMAGE012fl.JPG)
firedome2011-09-12 20:58:30
Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 03:59:43 PM
The mess:(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/IMAGE013fl.JPG)

Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 04:00:27 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/IMAGE015fl.JPG)



Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 04:01:26 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/IMAGE016fl.JPG)



Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 04:01:51 PM


Our once neat and organized garage, nicely re-=organized by Mother nature.

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/IMAGE008fl.JPG)


firedome2011-09-12 21:04:12
Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 04:07:55 PM
Model A Roadster chassis that we just finished restoring, it was ready for the body. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/IMAGE006fl.JPG)ready for the body drop... 

Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 04:08:22 PM

That A Roadster will live again... someday.


firedome2011-09-12 21:09:11
Title: Aftermath
Post by: Steve on September 12, 2011, 04:14:04 PM


Just plan on getting those fancy wheels dirty LOL
Title: Aftermath
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 12, 2011, 04:25:30 PM
Working...sorry.

Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 04:26:55 PM


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/IMAGE009fl.JPG)It's my uncle's garage, I help him work on the A's.  He's 85, but still working, with assistance! 

All that silt is toxic, contaminated with sewage and heavy metals. We
have to wear a special mask just to walk around there, its nothing to
fool around with.  We've hired a Disaster Clean Up company to come
in to clean up and de-contaminate, but that's very kind of you to offer
help. We're just trying
to get our head around it at this point. The water only receded yesterday, we went to
VT on Friday because we knew there was nothing we could do 'til the water
went down. You should see the basement, 4" of toxic mud & slime.


firedome2011-09-12 21:34:17
Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 04:36:51 PM
Leaburn - the guy you met at the gas staition when you were here was my
cousin, this is his house, his dad's garage and Model As. You can see
the water line on the trash can in the next pic. 2+ feet over the
basement height.


firedome2011-09-12 21:42:09
Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 12, 2011, 04:40:09 PM
House was OK thankfuly, but the basement and garage were trashed...lots of mud slime in the driveway &c.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/IMAGE001fl.JPG)

Title: Aftermath
Post by: 300rag on September 12, 2011, 05:00:26 PM
Glad everyone is alright, but that is one thankless job you have ahead of you in not one , but two places.  That is a very dirty and back-breaking chore. Hopefully you will have enough volunteers to speed up the process.  It was bad enough cleaning up a basement that had clean groundwater  due to a defective sump pump. I also remember many years ago vacationing in your area going to the Corning Museum and seeing how high the water was after their big flood.
PS. I apologize for getting the other thread off track.
Title: Aftermath
Post by: Steve on September 12, 2011, 05:06:22 PM


I'm confused.  You have damage at both houses?
Title: Aftermath
Post by: 300rag on September 12, 2011, 05:17:32 PM
Maybe I'm confused. I thought his house had some damage as well.
Title: Aftermath
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 12, 2011, 06:37:17 PM
OK..so the pics are from your cousin's garage and  house-not the one you rent out to the college kids.
 So,did your garage and rental house get hit??

Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 13, 2011, 05:10:08 AM


Thanks all.



The flooded house is where my cousin Rich lives, the garage out back is
where my Uncle and I work on his Model A Fords. Where I live about 1/2
mi away is up on a hill and had only minor basement water, but right around us some
people had completely flooded basements.  The yellow rental house
that we own where my Son and his college room-mates live is only 3
blocks from Rich and is where all my cars are garaged, it had not ONE
drop, either in basement or garage! Go figure -  right next door
to my son the neighbors lost a brand new finsihed-off basement... dry
wall, carpet, all furniture and appliances ruined. I bought my son's house
from a family friend because I knew it had a good dry basement, but still...  it
all seems so random.




firedome2011-09-13 10:14:31
Title: Aftermath
Post by: firedome on September 13, 2011, 05:11:55 AM
This pic I took yesterday across the street from Rich kinda says it all...



(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/IMAGE018fl.JPG)



Title: Aftermath
Post by: Snotty on September 14, 2011, 11:50:50 AM
Wow.  This is terrible.  When I think of places where it was worse - wow!!  Good luck to you in this clean-up time.