I've been absent from here last little while.... A lot has happenned in just the last one week. Here's the run down
May 1, 7am- I'm suppossed to run a 5K as a way of celebrating my birthday but the weather Gods had other plans. Pouring pouring rain. Race gets cancelled due to tornado watch, thunder, lightning and heavy rain reducing visibility to near zero.
May 1- rest of the day- rain rain rain rain, want to go out to Birthday Dinner but entrance to our community is blocked off by cops due to flooding. The golf course opposite is flooded. water water everywhere.....
May 2 - 3am - DH wakes up to check the water levels, street looks dry
May 2 - 7am - We wake up to find water 5 feet from our doorstep. The whole street was a freakin river.
The rest of May 2 went by as a blur. We spent time trying to rescue what we could from the ground floor before water got into the house. Several attempts to call 911 and reach friends and have them call 911 on our behalf. If you were lucky you actually got to speak to 911. If not tough luck, we kept trying. Power went out at 9am and our cell phones started running out of battery. More rain more rain. It did not let up one bit. The water level inside the home started rising and soon maxed out at near 5 feet. With each inch of water rising, I was panicking. Did anyone out there know this was going on? Were we going to get help on time? I yelled out through our back window facing other homes for help. Occasionally I heard someone yell back.. that made me feel better to know there were people out there in same "boat" so to speak. There was quite a bit of praying involved. I kept thinking I was in a bad nightmare. The pictures tell the whole story.
May 2 , 3:30pm - Got rescued by 3 guys in a boat. The sound of that motor boat was such music to our ears. They volunteers in the boat were shivering in the cold as they had been doing this for some time. They "docked" the boat just below our second floor window where the water level had reached near our front door level and we jumped out of the window.
We checked into a friend's house right after we were rescued and have been here since.
May 3, 4 and going forward - the recovery process has started...... when will it end?
Soon. I hope.
Start of a new life for DH and I....