Saturday, August 27, 2011
Latest report from the house - water has risen and is 2 feet inside the house. Separate garage totally flooded. Car sitting in driveway under water. Several trees down, one crushing the large garden shed and another taking down the power lines. Our house was built in the early 60's and has never flooded until now. I'm already mentally totaling the damage - MANY things in the garage like riding lawnmower, trimmers, chain saws, power tools, bikes, fishing gear, sails, outboards, etc. etc., in the house furnace, central air, hot water heater, chest freezer, washer, dryer, fridge and of course furniture, carpet and who knows what all else salt water will damage like wiring, etc. Going to be a BIG mess. I'm going to try to drive down there tomorrow to assess the damage after the storm moves on through Baltimore. And to think I have been cussing the National Flood Insurance Premiums that I have been making every year.