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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1200 on: May 09, 2010, 06:21:53 AM »
Well, I have a skeleton of a house now, and FEMA came out yesterday.  The interior of the house consists of studs, joists, and crawlspace.

Once it's dried out enough, I'll start the rebuilding process.

Here are pics of the house and car from earlier:  http://picasaweb.google.com/DCRPics/Flood.

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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1201 on: May 09, 2010, 08:12:34 AM »
Well, I have a skeleton of a house now, and FEMA came out yesterday.  The interior of the house consists of studs, joists, and crawlspace.

Once it's dried out enough, I'll start the rebuilding process.

Here are pics of the house and car from earlier:  http://picasaweb.google.com/DCRPics/Flood.



Wow....I'm sure those pics only tell a portion of the story.  Not to make light of a bad situation, but I have to admit I laughed a little bit at the chair in the light fixture.  Sorry.....  ;)
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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1202 on: May 09, 2010, 08:29:27 AM »
Yeah... we laughed about that as well.  That one was actually at my next door neighbor's.  We had made so much progress at my house that we started helping over there as well.

Tornadoes can do some strange things.  Floods can as well.  I got my shed back from the adjacent property on Friday.  It had been washed about 50 yards away.  Surprisingly, it fared pretty well.  And, a wrecker was able to pull it out and tow it back to my place.

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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1203 on: May 09, 2010, 09:12:15 AM »
Yeah... we laughed about that as well.  That one was actually at my next door neighbor's.  We had made so much progress at my house that we started helping over there as well.

Tornadoes can do some strange things.  Floods can as well.  I got my shed back from the adjacent property on Friday.  It had been washed about 50 yards away.  Surprisingly, it fared pretty well.  And, a wrecker was able to pull it out and tow it back to my place.

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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1204 on: May 09, 2010, 12:43:05 PM »
 Well I am finally getting to check in here. I am sorry I did not let everyone know sooner that I am alive and well. I have been helping my family all week as well as many others. Thunder, I would like to extend my hand if you need anything as I am local and right now the street. If I would have known sooner I would have been there to help. To all the others that have been affects please do not be shy to PM me for anything. This has and will change my outlook on how I personally handle weather in the future.



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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1205 on: May 09, 2010, 10:36:54 PM »
Well, I have a skeleton of a house now, and FEMA came out yesterday.  The interior of the house consists of studs, joists, and crawlspace.

Once it's dried out enough, I'll start the rebuilding process.

Here are pics of the house and car from earlier:  http://picasaweb.google.com/DCRPics/Flood.


Wow...that's just devastating to see...but its also good to see how well things are moving and that so many are coming out to help each other.

Certainly one of the toughest weeks in recent memory for so many here in this state...best of luck to all those who are having to repair and rebuild.

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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1206 on: May 10, 2010, 12:58:30 PM »
....Geez.    This will be the last time I start a severe weather thread.    ::lookaround::
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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1207 on: May 10, 2010, 07:14:48 PM »
....Geez.    This will be the last time I start a severe weather thread.    ::lookaround::
Little did you know that this was going to start into a really big event, but i could of happend to anyone.
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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1208 on: May 10, 2010, 07:59:14 PM »
....Geez.    This will be the last time I start a severe weather thread.    ::lookaround::
I know how you feel. I started the one that lead to the flooding here and in Atlanta in September. Nobody knew how bad this would get when the thread was started though.
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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1209 on: May 12, 2010, 08:44:33 AM »
Saw this over at TW and felt it only prudent to crosspost it:



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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1210 on: May 12, 2010, 08:55:42 AM »
Ugh.


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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1211 on: May 12, 2010, 09:21:02 AM »
Thats the last thing anyone around here wants to see. It wasn't to long ago that when I saw something about heavy rain and potential flooding that I just shrugged it off and went on without a thought but after seeing first hand what a real flood is, I will do that no more.

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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1212 on: May 12, 2010, 10:06:35 AM »
Obviously, nobody wants to think about more rain, especially a potential heavy rain event.  

What I am wondering, though, is what would it take to actually cause the rivers to overflow their banks again and cause additional flooding?  I understand that any rain will aggravate the situation and hamper the cleanup efforts,  but from a hydrological standpoint, how much can we take before it becomes another big problem? 
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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1213 on: May 12, 2010, 10:16:12 AM »
Obviously, nobody wants to think about more rain, especially a potential heavy rain event.  

What I am wondering, though, is what would it take to actually cause the rivers to overflow their banks again and cause additional flooding?  I understand that any rain will aggravate the situation and hamper the cleanup efforts,  but from a hydrological standpoint, how much can we take before it becomes another big problem? 

That's all going to depend on current river/lake/stream levels currently.  Check out their current stages and depth...   Take the depth, compare it to what depth it has to be at to begin flooding, and that's how much rain it would take.
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Re: CATASTROPHIC FLOODING 4/30-5/2
« Reply #1214 on: May 12, 2010, 10:22:11 AM »
That's all going to depend on current river/lake/stream levels currently.  Check out their current stages and depth...   Take the depth, compare it to what depth it has to be at to begin flooding, and that's how much rain it would take.

Makes sense, but, correct me if I'm wrong, 1 inch of rain will raise the depth of a river more than an inch, and another parameter would be the time frame the inch of rain fell, right?  An inch over the course of 2 days would be less threatening than if it fell in 3 hours.  Just wondering if there's a formula to figure this stuff out, but I guess I'd have to be a hydrologist...
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