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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

 

On the street where you live...

We've had an awful lot of rain lately. Our neighbour, Mike, woke us up at 4:30 this morning to let us know that water was flooding into our crawl space. He's the last cottage on the lane and we're the second last cottage. He said he was woken by the sound of water gurgling in his furnace. His place was completely surrounded by water and he was also letting us know that he was evacuating to his parents place. He's got an SUV that sits higher than the water so he can make it down the lane.

Lise and I grabbed flashlights, put our rubber boots on and took a walk around our place to see how bad things were. Yes, water was all the way up to our well. Looking along the north side of the house we could see that water was flowing into our crawl space but while the ground was soggy right around the other sides of the house, the chickens were dry. We also checked the shed because that's where our furnace and hot water tank are stored and everything was dry there too.

The water had risen halfway up our driveway and all the way down the lane. From the way the wind is blowing it looks like the lake is blowing water right towards our house.

Now that it's light, I went out to see if the water had receded enough for me to get into the city this morning and took this video.
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Mike's back now and I can hear he's running a pump to pump out his crawl space. We don't have any mechanicals down there but I wonder if I should go rent a pump too? I'm going to make some calls.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Sue Malanka said...

I hope nothing was damaged. Eve started signing Row row your boat after she seen the water..lol. If you need anything or any help let us know.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Glenda said...

omg I never seen so much water and too think the lake is a good distance away from you. Yikes!!!! Hope all is well and that the water has receaded.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Hope you remained high and dry! Sacramento is at 0 elevation so anything can cause a flood. Our levees are falling apart, our state has no money, and I live in one of the lowest areas in town. I wish I was an insurance salesman again.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Row, row, row your boat is right. Maybe we shouldn't have sold the good ship Cauliflower eh? LOL

We had to rent a pump to pump the water out from under the crawlspace. That took all day. I found out that both pumps at the lake were broken = one with a broken impeller. The township sent a crew out to fix them and then the water started flowing back into the lake.

Doesn't look like much damage but we won't know until we it's dry enough to see under the house.

11:45 PM  
Blogger alan said...

Hope all is dry now!

alan

1:30 PM  

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