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Old 02-17-2020, 08:58 PM   #141
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It looked better than we thought. The river is still predicted to rise about 2 feet, but that's at a point up the river where it's still in it's banks. It's out of the banks at our camp, and the river could rise another foot and a half before it gets in the house. We're hopeful.

We rescued the kayaks and lawnmower and emptied out the fridge and freezer as the power company may turn the power off. The water was over my boots, and it was COLD.

The river won't crest till this Friday, and won't start falling till Sunday. We won't be able to get in by road till next Friday at least.IMG_20200218_090444808_HDR.jpeg
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Everything end up ok?
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Sadly, no. Have a foot of water in the ground floor. The good news is that we put the furniture on blocks, so it's fine. Probably lost a ping pong table, washer, dryer, and water heater. The water heater needed to be replaced anyway. Water won't start falling till tomorrow. Can't get in to clean up the mess for 10 days at least. Could have been worse...
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Sadly, no. Have a foot of water in the ground floor. The good news is that we put the furniture on blocks, so it's fine. Probably lost a ping pong table, washer, dryer, and water heater. The water heater needed to be replaced anyway. Water won't start falling till tomorrow. Can't get in to clean up the mess for 10 days at least. Could have been worse...
Sorry to hear that. Still a hefty loss - any insurance coverage?
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Nope.

I'm counting my blessings though. We used to LIVE 5 houses down from where the camp is. I am grateful we don't live there anymore. That would have been at least a month in a hotel room, and would have required a quick clean up and fix.

Everything at the camp is cheaper, and less necessary. I didn't use the washer and dryer much because we live 20 minutes away. A cheap set from Craigslist will do, and we can wait on that.
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Ouch. Sorry to see your loss.

You seem resilient. That is good..
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Nope.

I'm counting my blessings though. We used to LIVE 5 houses down from where the camp is. I am grateful we don't live there anymore. That would have been at least a month in a hotel room, and would have required a quick clean up and fix.

Everything at the camp is cheaper, and less necessary. I didn't use the washer and dryer much because we live 20 minutes away. A cheap set from Craigslist will do, and we can wait on that.
I remember living in Waveland it was common for like Pass Christian to flood. Had to help a few buddies empty out wet houses. Shoot it happens up north here from time to time as well. Hope the damage is minimal.
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Nope.

I'm counting my blessings though. We used to LIVE 5 houses down from where the camp is. I am grateful we don't live there anymore. That would have been at least a month in a hotel room, and would have required a quick clean up and fix.

Everything at the camp is cheaper, and less necessary. I didn't use the washer and dryer much because we live 20 minutes away. A cheap set from Craigslist will do, and we can wait on that.
Is it feasible to raise it higher on stilts, like I've seen on the coasts?

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Nope.

I'm counting my blessings though. We used to LIVE 5 houses down from where the camp is. I am grateful we don't live there anymore. That would have been at least a month in a hotel room, and would have required a quick clean up and fix.

Everything at the camp is cheaper, and less necessary. I didn't use the washer and dryer much because we live 20 minutes away. A cheap set from Craigslist will do, and we can wait on that.


So sorry, ugeauxgirl. We helped my sister and her husband clean up after Katrina. Cleaning up after getting flooded out is no fun! You have a great attitude.
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Is it feasible to raise it higher on stilts, like I've seen on the coasts?

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The main cabin is 10 or 12 feet off the ground, and that's plenty. Somebody tacked an addition on that is only 5 or 6 feet off of work ground and it wasn't. The river hasn't been this high in 40 years. Too expensive to raise. It'd be easier to tear the addition off. Easiest solution is to just fix it and hope it doesn't happen again for 40 more years.

We'll rip out the carpet and just paint the sub- floor with porch paint and call that done. We'll cut the panelling off and add tin wainscoting to cover- and attach that with screws in case the water rises again...

The really good news is that the addition is completely separate from the rest of the camp, so we can take our time fixing it, and use the main camp while we do.
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I remember living in Waveland it was common for like Pass Christian to flood. Had to help a few buddies empty out wet houses. Shoot it happens up north here from time to time as well. Hope the damage is minimal.
I spent the weekend in Long Beach MS. My parents just moved there and I love that area!
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Went to the camp to survey the damage. It was the expected mess. The addition appears to have been constructed by amateurs. It was really easy to get everything out that we needed to because nothing was attached very well. .

The bad news is that the carpet was attached to the floor with glue, which means I'm going to have to sand it before I paint it.

The good news is, there isn't any insulation in the walls which means we didn't have to pull the panelling off. We're hoping it will just dry. For once, it's cool and not humid. Left the doors open etc.

Mud everywhere of course, but I made some progress with that today. The ping pong table survived and furniture survived. I think my crab traps were lost. Oh well.

My 12 year old amused himself by kayaking into the normally impassable marsh and retrieving buckets, coolers, trash cans, gas cans, etc.

Next week after it dries some, we'll work on it some more.
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Not bad. I'm at the cabin now burning yard waste and watching it snow. 1st time I've had cell reception here!

Not sure how I feel about that.
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DH got a cell signal booster for the camp. I wish I hadn't agreed to it. I love being out of touch. Of course I didn't TELL anyone that we now sometimes have service out there. So it's my excuse when I don't return calls or texts.
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We worked again today and decided it would be safer to remove the bottom of the panelling and spray it with mold killer. It wasn't too hard since the beaded board ran sideways- we scored and broke it. Spent $200 at Lowe's on paint and supplies. We'll need 8 inch molding to cover the gap. More mud eradicated.

We've only "found" one snake so far...
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.... We'll rip out the carpet and just paint the sub- floor with porch paint and call that done. ...
Before we demolished and rebuilt we had flooding in our old camp but from a backed up septic line rather than a flood. We tore out the carpet and found an inexpensive lightweight carpeting with a felt backing/pad attached and cut it to the room size and just taped it down in a few places along the edges with double sided tape. It worked really well and if it ever did flood we planned to take the carpeting out and lay it out on the lawn, clean it and let it dry and then put it back.

Luckily, we had the septic fixed and never had a problem recur.
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Before we demolished and rebuilt we had flooding in our old camp but from a backed up septic line rather than a flood. We tore out the carpet and found an inexpensive lightweight carpeting with a felt backing/pad attached and cut it to the room size and just taped it down in a few places along the edges with double sided tape. It worked really well and if it ever did flood we planned to take the carpeting out and lay it out on the lawn, clean it and let it dry and then put it back.

Luckily, we had the septic fixed and never had a problem recur.
Good idea, but I already bought the paint. I'd rather sweep than vacuum.
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I wish you well in the repairing/rebuilding processes. Last spring 2019 the river here flooded and went as far as 4 miles out of river bed. I knew 5 families personally that had to burn or bulldoze their full time homes in. They all have rebuilt but the cost was something they had not expected and all were within 5 to 8 years age 62. Flooding in this area was unprecedent for that area and has never flooded before.
Keep us informed on your progress and hope all goes well.
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