Re: Who runs the country
- From: Alan S <loralgtweightandcarbs@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 07:40:58 +1000
On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 20:09:47 GMT, Grandpa Chuck
On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 08:22:33 -0400, "Ben Skversky"
Great to see that you are recovered & still your old onery self. Did theNot directly since we live on the top of a hill.They have said that
Iowa floods affect you????
over 800 homes are ruined beyond repair. It did effect a number of our
friends. Some have been able to repair the damage, but one good
friend's house was filled with water up to the ceiling. He lost all of
his furniture including his furnace, water heater, all appliances and
the kitchen cupboards. He has stripped the house down to the stud
including the siding and windows because of damage and mold. He is
really hoping that either the city or FEMA will buy him out. The place
he has worked for over 26 years, Souvenir Pen and Pencil was
completely flooded too. They started to move the machinery back that
they had taken to factories they own in Wisconsin and Minnesota when
they found out that neither their insurance company nor FEMA were
going to reimburse them. They told the freight haulers to turn around
and take it back where they had picked it up. After they complete the
clean up they are going to close the place down and not reopen it. He
says he may just collect unemployment while he weighs his options and
decides if he even wants to stay in Cedar Rapids.
He, like a lot of those directly effected, has been fighting the anger
and depression that comes because of such a loss.
He gave us a Yucca plant and some Hostas he'd planted around his house
many years ago.
Laurie has to drive through one of the areas hardest hit by the flood
when she goes to and from work. About 20 blocks from where we live
there is a house that is halfway out in the street and has been ever
since the flood. The devastation is unbelievable to anyone who has
never seed the after effects of this kind of flooding.
We feel that we are very fortunate. So many families have lost
everything. They say it was a once in 500 year flood. Let us hope it
is another 500 years before anything like this happens again.
Thanks for your description Chuck, glad you're OK but Mother
nature certainly reminds us who is the real boss; never wise
to forget her. Sorry to hear about your friends.
I know exactly what that's like, I grew up in a flood town,
Grafton NSW; as a teen I once spent the night with a crew in
a boat rowing our streets to break into houses and lift
furniture and goods above the waterline. Another time I came
home on leave and had to wade, then swim, home. We learned
to live with them; but we never enjoyed them and houses in
flood areas had no insurance.
Best wishes for your friends, and for your own quick
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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