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Harvey Update - House and Car Flooded

September 8th, 2017 at 03:59 pm

I am just now getting around to do a quick update.
I am inundated with news, social media, work, texts, calls. Everyone telling me what I need to do and giving advice. It is hard for me to keep up. People want to help but I don't know how. I don't like asking for help and I like to do things on my own and be independent.

Today is Day 14 for me and I finally got into the house! I opened all of the windows. There is still power even though it was shut off for awhile. It took some time to get the front door open! The refrigerator was toppled over. The water line outside measures 28inches and when I opened the garage it was 54 with the condensation to the ceiling.

In the house the mold is past my shoulders and I'm 5'4". Downstairs consists of living, dining, kitchen, 1/2 bath, garage and hall closet. All appliances.

We are staying at my moms now but I really don't want to be there for 6mths. Her house is in need of repairs and I just overall don't really like the living conditions but how can I swing a mortgage and rent elsewhere, right? Plus we are about 1/2 an hour from my house so I'm driving to three locations because I work downtown, mom lives in Houston and my place with DD1's work, DD2's school is in Katy.

For my 2013 Honda Civic they are giving me $10,443 and its totaled out. I have a few numbers from people at church that I'm going to call to see what they have available.

I have co workers and my stepdad that are coming tomorrow to demuck the house. This is all I have time to write for now but will update everyone later.

Please keep us in your prayers! It's going to be a long process.

21 Responses to “Harvey Update - House and Car Flooded”

  1. Wink Says:

    Thank you for checking in. I will keep you in my prayers.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    The best news is you are physically safe! I'm sorry you have to go through the restoration process.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Oh no!!!! So sorry to hear. Hang in there.

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, no wonder you've been too overwhelmed to write! But as ccf says, just happy to hear you're unharmed. Thinking of you and wishing you the strength to pull through this mess and find the best way forward. ((hugs))

  5. CB in the City Says:

    We are so glad to hear from you! Terrible news about the property damage, but at least you are okay! It must seem overwhelming, but I'm impressed with what you've managed to do so far. Did you stay in a shelter during the storm, or with your mom? Last we knew you were going to ride it out at home.

  6. james.hendrickson Says:

    Oh no! If there is anything the community can do help, please let us know. : )

  7. PatientSaver Says:

    I am so glad you found some time to let us know how you were doing. For some reason, I remembered you lived in Katy, and when I looked it up on a map, I noted with alarm how close you were to Houston.

    I'm glad you are okay. You have been in our thoughts. I wish I could offer some comfort. I'm terribly sorry about the condition of your home. Take one step at a time. Car replacement sounds like an important first step. (I also have a 2013 Honda Civic. )

    Stay safe.

  8. NJDebbie Says:

    Please let me know if I can help in any way. I've donated to the American Red Cross but if you need any supplies or personal things I can place an order on Amazon and send it to your Mother's home. ((HUGS))

  9. Laura S. Says:

    Glad you are safe, but I am sorry for all that you are going through. Thinking of you and your family.

  10. snafu Says:

    {{{Hugs}}} Glad you checked in, they featured Katy, TX on CNN and it was roof height flood! The SA group is here wishing to help with no string

  11. VS_ozgirl Says:

    So very sorry to hear the extent of your damage! Glad you're all okay though, that's the main thing. Wishing you the strength to deal with the restoration/replacement process.

  12. PRICEPLUS Says:

    I am so very sorry for your troubles. Things can be replaced. Glad to hear that you and yours are safe.

  13. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Glad you are okay. Most important thing is you and your friends and family are well.

  14. Dido Says:

    Sorry to hear your possessions were so devastated by the storm, and thoughts and prayers with you as you get your life back together.

  15. LuckyRobin Says:

    I am glad to hear you made it through. Sorry the house is so bad. Be very careful with the mold clean up. When we had our big disaster level flooding several years ago, there were a lot of folks coming into the ER with respiratory distress because they didn't wear protective face masks while doing the clean up.

  16. My English Castle Says:

    Patient Saver's right, we've all been thinking about you. It must be very hard to face all of that. Thoughts and prayers with you, your family, and everyone affected.

  17. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you are safe...you have my prayers.

  18. terri77 Says:

    Glad to hear that you are safe, but saddened to hear that your home & car were flooded. You are right that it will be a long process. There is still a lot of rebuilding happening locally after the floods of last year. I pray that you have an easy time of it & find good, reputable contractors.

  19. Amber Says:

    Definitely keeping you in prayer. Reach out to your mortgage company, most are providing a forbearance for four months to home owners

  20. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad to hear you made it through safely. I hope the cleanup is going smoothly.

  21. Rachael777 Says:

    Prayers and hugs

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