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Posted: 8/29/2005 12:35:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 12:40:05 PM EDT by BeetleBailey]
My bosslady just left, apparently her dad in Mobile just lost everything in the flood .

wow

ETA: My mom's neighbor who lives a little north of us lost THREE cars and a front bedroom to a tree. Apparently the cars were all in a line, in the tree's path
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:36:52 PM EDT
It was and is very bad here in Mobile. There is flooding everywhere. I'm still waiting here at Mobile Infirmary(where I work) for the water drop to a level so I can drive home.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:20:00 PM EDT
Lost 4 trees that were over 80ft tall.... one hit my garage, one hit my truck and the other two fell through the fence... Lost a roof tubine, shingles etc.... power and phone are out but the WAN at my wifes factory is working so I was able to post this.

steve
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:36:12 PM EDT
holy crap man, anything we can do to help?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 2:03:01 PM EDT
Lawdog reporting in from Mobile. Katrina kicked our asses. It is bad. Running on generator power (thank you Honda!!!!) and just got our phone lines back up. LOTS of trees down, roofs damaged or gone, buildings destroyed. Katrina is the worst storm I've ever been through. Sending prayers up for New Orleans and Mississippi victims.


Lawdog (down) but not out
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 3:09:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 3:10:03 PM EDT by USPC40]
I made it home last night around 11:30pm. The drive was surreal. No power and no water at the house. Luckily no real damage. Mainly branches and leaves everywhere. Alabama Power is telling us that it may be as much as 8 days to restore power. We aren't getting the help that we got after Ivan. The power crews from other states are heading to Mississippi and Louisiana. We got spanked, but it could have been much worse I suppose.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:22:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lawdog:
Lawdog reporting in from Mobile. Katrina kicked our asses. It is bad. Running on generator power (thank you Honda!!!!) and just got our phone lines back up. LOTS of trees down, roofs damaged or gone, buildings destroyed. Katrina is the worst storm I've ever been through. Sending prayers up for New Orleans and Mississippi victims.


Lawdog (down) but not out



I have a cousin, living in Mobile, that reported to me that they only had a few tree limbs down. They still had power, phone service, etc. When Ivan came through, he left them in the same condition. Just living right I guess.

A cousin that lives in NOLA didn't fare so well. They've lost their home as well as a brand spanking new BMW they left behind when they bugged out. I think the BMW would have bugged out with me!

We lost our power here in N. Alabama around 10;00 last night and got it back late this afternoon.

Rick
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:59:04 PM EDT
Mobile reporting in here as well....

Been doing disaster recovery in Biloxi. That place got thrashed! The Waffle House on the beach? Gone. Hooters? Gone. Bobbi's Bikinis? Gone. Shell Station at Veterans? Gone. Beauvior (Jeff Davis Home and Library)? Bottom floor is a drive-thru. Edgewater mall had 8" of standing water in it. The McDonalds out front of the mall? The roof is still there, but everything under it is gone. The Chevron station right by that? A memory. O'Charlies? O'Bye bye. It's devastation. There are houses all along the beach road (Hwy 90) that have been there for decades. All that is left are slabs. Everything above the foundation is about 2 blocks north. I have taken some pictures that I'll try to upload when I can, just so we can have a thread for people to check when they decide to stick it out.

We had a technician who did just that, in Long Beach, MS. I spoke to him at one point (on his T-Mobile phone I might add) during the storm, and he was in his attic with his feet dangling out. Why? The water in his house was over the door knobs. One of his neighbors who was there for Camille in 1969 said the water didn't get as far inland as it did with Katrina. This was serious! I'll be back over there tomorrow and will try to take more pictures. Oh, and if you like to gamble, you can forget the coast. The Beau Rivage had water up in the 2nd story. The Biloxi Grand Casino is supposedly on the wrong side of Hwy 90 now. The Treasure Bay Casino (I think, either way, it's the one that looks like the old ship) is trashed. This is going to cost soooo much money to recover from, it's mind-boggling.

I'll try to post more later. I'm running on generator power (in Mobile) and need to conserve as much fuel as I can, so in a little bit, I'm off the computer and the lights will be back off.

Woody
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 6:09:37 PM EDT
Thanks for the first hand report.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:13:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:09:27 AM EDT
Our power is trying to come back on.... very sporadic at this point.. it'll be on for a hour or two and then off for a few hours.... getting really tired of playing extention cord monkey.... start generator, run wire to water pump, hook up freezers and fridges...... then undo it all again every couple hours..

no phones, cell service is spotty at best.

thank god it isn't raining..... have a lot of ceiling damage from roof leaks.... finally got the tree off my truck... at least it's drivable. Got the trees off the house, garage is toast along with much of my machine tools....

gonna take 3-4 tractor trailer loads to clear the debris out of my place..... my 18" chain saws aren't up to the task of cutting up these huge trees that are down....

Steve
Mobile
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:49:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kaferhaus:
Our power is trying to come back on.... very sporadic at this point.. it'll be on for a hour or two and then off for a few hours.... getting really tired of playing extention cord monkey.... start generator, run wire to water pump, hook up freezers and fridges...... then undo it all again every couple hours..

no phones, cell service is spotty at best.

thank god it isn't raining..... have a lot of ceiling damage from roof leaks.... finally got the tree off my truck... at least it's drivable. Got the trees off the house, garage is toast along with much of my machine tools....

gonna take 3-4 tractor trailer loads to clear the debris out of my place..... my 18" chain saws aren't up to the task of cutting up these huge trees that are down....

Steve
Mobile



Dang man. Prayers sent. You should post this in the tacked GD thread, or I can if you'd like
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 2:20:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USPC40:
It was and is very bad here in Mobile. There is flooding everywhere. I'm still waiting here at Mobile Infirmary(where I work) for the water drop to a level so I can drive home.



Any word about the dog river area? I cannot reach my dad ...
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 2:58:10 PM EDT
Dog river area flooded badly.... many people had to be rescued from the flooding... no casualties have been reported yet.

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 5:33:10 PM EDT
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday;

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand but it shall not come nigh thee.


---Psalm 91---
"The Soldier's Prayer"
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:43:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:14:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 5:16:29 AM EDT by pparonin]
Skid2964 .....**********IM SENT WITH CELL NUMBER*****

I have a house on Dog river , what part is your dad in ? I try to get there and check on him.

Im not to far from Bay Front rd. where Im at now. We got some high water but no real damage.

A buddy of mine is living with us now , he lived for 30 yrs on Bay rd. his house isnt livable any longer.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:21:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pparonin:
Skid2964 .....**********IM SENT WITH CELL NUMBER*****

I have a house on Dog river , what part is your dad in ? I try to get there and check on him.

Im not to far from Bay Front rd. where Im at now. We got some high water but no real damage.

A buddy of mine is living with us now , he lived for 30 yrs on Bay rd. his house isnt livable any longer.



Did your buddy recently have a heart surgery? I know it's a weird question, I'll explain if so.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:25:21 AM EDT

Did your buddy recently have a heart surgery? I know it's a weird question, I'll explain if so.


No. Not this one. With all thats going on thats the least Weird question Ive heard.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:43:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pparonin:

Did your buddy recently have a heart surgery? I know it's a weird question, I'll explain if so.


No. Not this one. With all thats going on thats the least Weird question Ive heard.



oh, ok. My bosses dad lived on Dog River but is now staying with a friend after his house got flooded. I was just wondering if it was you.

Stay safe down there, P
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:11:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 6:12:09 AM EDT by skid2964]
I just reached them! They are safe!

They got flood waters within 21" of their floor boards (basement flooded), but they are dry. They said it looked like "waterworld" just living on an island for a little bit. They had a broken water pipe in the basement so they were without water for a while.

They now have water, no power though. Cell service works now so I can stay in touch.

Thanks a million ! And I wish you well through this mess!



Originally Posted By pparonin:
Skid2964 .....**********IM SENT WITH CELL NUMBER*****

I have a house on Dog river , what part is your dad in ? I try to get there and check on him.

Im not to far from Bay Front rd. where Im at now. We got some high water but no real damage.

A buddy of mine is living with us now , he lived for 30 yrs on Bay rd. his house isnt livable any longer.

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