Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by slsh, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    OMG, I'm just slightly freaked out right now, LOL. It rained for 2 days before the remnants of Ike hit us so we were saturated to start with. I *think* I cannot leave my home now. Our street is blocked off with about 1.5 feet of water at the end of our driveway. Cross street 1 house away is also blocked off, with a lovely fountain of water coming *up* from the storm drain. My back yard is completely underwater - could launch a boat from our deck/dock. I've watched about 25 cars come to this intersection and turn around - I know where some of these folks live and coming this direction is not the short way to get to main roads, so I think we're surrounded.

    husband took thank you back up to Chicago, and the Bishop Ford was closed due to flooding by the time he started the return trip home. He's in a neighboring community right now, completely lost (you know, men and directions) because he can't get thru most streets. I finally told him to head back to main highway a couple of miles north and then try to come south via another route.

    We haven't lost power (yet) so sump pump is doing it's job, but... I thought last year's storm was bad (flooded basement, etc). For the first time in my life, I now have water coming out my sewer line!!! Fortunately the washer hooks into the sewer in the basement so hopefully it won't back up further into the house. I'm just thanking heavens that I paid attention when the village came around and told me to take the sump pump line out of the main sewer line - I would guess the folks that haven't done that are flooding now.

    Gosh, it's just a mess. I'm hoping husband somehow manages to get home because I'm really a disaster without him. ;)
  2. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Ike is just getting here.

    I hope you have your life vests handy. This is one heck of a storm - it's just so huge.
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Oh Sue! I hope the waters subside and don't continue to rise! What a helpless feeling that must be... sending prayers your way!
  4. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Sue and Heather stay safe! No risk taking, wait for the water to go down.
  5. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Oh, I'm not in a flood plain. I'm just enjoying the wind - lots of it.

    Devon has lost power at work about 2 miles away.
  6. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    essshhh stay dry and safe.
  7. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I hope that you don't lose power so you don't get flooded. Do you have a back up generator? We got one several years ago and it has saved our butts. husband just installed this generator thingy on our electric box to power up some of the major things in our house if the power goes out. I should probably ask him to make sure that our sump pump is on there.
  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Hope you can stay dry!
  9. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    We had a storm a few years back with 6 inches of rain in an hour. Roads were flooded and in some cases washed out, you couldn't drive anywhere in town without seeing flooded basements, and the basements of two homes collapsed in. It was wild!

    We've had a lot of rain as well as Ike passing through. Last night I have expected to see animals lining up two by two.

    Hope things are looking dryer soon for you.
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Wait til the water goes down to go out. Stay safe. We didn't get the rain......just the wind.