Friday, September 9, 2011

Floodwaters Receding and Leaving to - Where?

Our son is still trapped in our evacuated neighborhood (he refused to leave) in the Binghamton area but the flood waters are receding and the water in our basement has mostly drained, leaving a slight diesel smell. Our neighborhood suffered a diesel breech and all the streets are coated in diesel.  Yuck. 

Our entire town in upstate NY is still under a boil water advisory. We will bring some bottled water and cleaning supplies home.  Tomorrow our son will let us know if he can get out.  If he can, we will be coming home from the state of Maine, about 7 1/2 hours away.  If he can't we will be heading to the relative who evacuated to our area two weeks ago.  How ironic.

We, of course, have no idea what to expect.  And our area still doesn't know the full extent of damage either.  What a terrible next few days it will be.

I will hopefully be able to post an update tomorrow.  If not...well my string of daily posts since late in April will end.  So be it.

More tomorrow-hopefully from the Binghamton area.



    Video of what needed to recede

  2. I wish you well! I just bought a home in Maine and that storm was frightening. Sending you thoughts of health and safety.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear you guys are still dealing with all this mess. Sending many hugs and keeping you all in my prayers!


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