: To my utter shock and my mom's joy (complete with tears), our house was untouched
. Our only loss was the stuff in the garage and my mom's garden stuff outside, but other than that, our house was completely fine. No water inside at all. Most of it made impact with the garage and its stuff. It saved the house.
I wish I could say the same for some of my neighbors and the others who live down a few blocks. I've apparently heard that over five
houses (which includes the vacant one) had slid off into the street/been destroyed due to the mud slides. I think at least three of them were owned by people. Reason why my house wasn't hit by one was because I live next to a stadium, and the mud slide would hit it first before mine, but the others weren't near the stadium unfortunately.
I felt like crying for them, they lived here for so many years only to have their houses destroyed beyond repair. We're also left to find some of our outside stuff that got swept away, but luckily for everyone they're planning on gathering all the objects destroyed in the flood in the stadium and taking them all to the dump.
Here's one picture (not my house, but quite nearby) of what the flood was like:
I know there's some messages I need to be answering, but unfortunately it'll have to wait a little bit longer.
Here in the small town I live in, we just had the most massive flooding I've ever seen. My garage is flooded and nearly reaching the kitchen, and the waters are so high that me and my family had difficulties getting into our truck It just wouldn't stop raining, it was insane! We managed to get all of our stuff off the floor, our animals to upstairs, and now I'm at my uncle's house using his laptop (it's flooded here too, much worse in the backyard and basment, but it's still pretty high up on the ground).
Nearby my house (but not too close) there was a mudslide that knocked out a house into the road! Luckily the house was vacant so no one was hurt. But my house just has so much water that I fear we won't recover from it. I know most of my stuff is up high, but I fear my house's floor will be soaked on the floor (thanks to the assholes driving around and taking pictures of everyone in the high waters).
I'm hoping we can leave tomorrow and check out the damage and our animals, but it might take em' forever to drain the water out. I just pray to God that only the garage is affected and not the kitchen and beyond.