Ridgeline Crime Unit
10-07-2005, 11:34 PM
Hello All, I and my family have lost our home to flooding by Tropical Storm Tammy. We started flooding Wed night and throughout today. We lost some of our furniture due to water damage. You may have seen Brunswick in the news or on the weather channel. Anyhow I know we all love special pictures of the Ridge, so I thought you might like to see it in action.... ...Please keep us in your prayers as we have no where to live now. We are staying with friends why welook for a new DRY home.
Glad to hear that you and your family are safe. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
10-08-2005, 12:11 AM
Those photos are heartbreaking. I hope you will be able to salvage most of your belongings and get resettled promptly. The weather is slamming the south this year!
10-08-2005, 06:18 AM
These are action shots that I wish were unnecessary. Good luck in recovering from your loss.
10-08-2005, 06:36 AM
Wow, I am so sorry. We are just up the road from you in east Tennessee. If we can help in anyway please let us know. Your Ridgeline looks great in times of trouble. Hang in there. You, your family and community are in our thoughts and prayers.
10-08-2005, 06:47 AM
Sorry to see your home under these conditions. It looks like a beautiful neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
10-08-2005, 07:18 AM
Pictures say a thousand words and express a million emotions. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and if you decide to move out of the "flood zone", you come stay with us until you find a dry home in NE Ohio!! We would love to have you. :)
God Bless and keep caring for each other.
10-08-2005, 07:32 AM
Sorry to see those pictures. Hope that things dry out and you can save many of your possessions. Thank goodness you and your family are alright.
Ridgeline Crime Unit
10-08-2005, 09:10 AM
Guys, and (ladies) thank you for all your support and prayers. The funny thing in all this, is we are not in a flood zone. We are on some of the highest ground in our area. The Red Cross, doesnt even know what to do. (Direct Quote)
Pay close attention to the timeframes...
1ST pic: view in our front door as water finally receeding. 10am Friday
2ND pic view out our rear slider door. 10 am Friday
3RD pic our neighbors dinosaur car. Car is flooded couldnt move it. The pavement it is on is 5 inches higher that the yard. 10 am Friday
4TH pic trip ten of trying to get our belongings out. As of this message it is still not all out 1PM FRIDAY! Yes, raining again just what we need more water...
10-08-2005, 05:34 PM
Wow that sucks. I actually live in a flood zone (first floor of my house is almost 5 feet off the ground) and have to carry flood insurance. I am lucky that we haven't had any major water yet so our basement has stayed dry. Hopefully you will be able to get all your stuff out safely, this year's weather has just been insane with how destructive it has been at least your family is safe. Good luck finding a dry home.
10-08-2005, 07:54 PM
Wow, I'm so sorry to see that happened to you. Sure hope things work out well for you in getting it all restored. We had a close call back when Hurricane Floyd came toward Virginia in the late 90's. It was a tropical storm by the time it got here, but it was so slow. It dropped 15" of rain in about 20 hours. We live in a very "low risk" area according to all the flood maps, but we had water within a few inches of our house just because the local drainage system into the reservoirs backed up, and an entire 3,000 home area very nearly flooded. Scary stuff. We bought flood insurance after that. It's cheap because of our official "low risk" status. I know some have had problems with payouts and such from flood insurance, but it sure beats nothing. At the FEMA floodsmart.gov site, they say about 25% of all their payouts are to folks in these low risk areas.
Again, best of luck to you and yours. It is a beautiful neighborhood.