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Hurricane Ida
Soooooo anyone in the LA area on this board that dealt with Ida? How did you make out?

Also....how'd the folk up in New England make out with Ida? I hear the flooding was awful in some locations.

She certainly was slow to move on

I hope everyone impacted made out okay.

Dani
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Not catastrophic for us, but lots of rain.

The highlight was a false burglar alarm on my parents house. Meeting the PD at midnight is no fun.Frown




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SJ Fairbank: Sep 2, 2021, 12:46 PM
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We had about 6" of rain here near New Haven. 2" came down in under an hour at 1am. I went downstairs to do a final check before bed, saw there was 5" of water at the back door, almost enough to come into the slider. Went down to the basement, the bulkhead door stairwell was like a waterfall. There's another door at the base of the bulkhead stairs which was acting as a dam- water spraying in like a big hose.

Our sump pump holes are capped because of radon in the air, so I had to break the seal on one to begin sucking out the 3" of water in the basement. Ended up tearing my left arm rotator cuff in the process. Appears to be minor per the doctor today, but if not improvement in a week or so, off to get an MRI. That will effectively put my entire early goose season off the table for this year, we are going to a wedding near Tahoe for 2 weeks on the 15th. Hopefully that doesn't get cancelled (for a second time- first was covid) by the fires. Didn't write the best man speech the first time, wondering if I should bother the second time.

Driving around town it's flooded everywhere. Town decided to mill one of the small local roads earlier this week, well, now it's washed out to hell. A lot of flooding in houses down in the lower elevations of town. Lost power for approximately 24 hours.

Faired better in Henri.

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Ouch, sure hope your shoulder is OK.


Carl
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All our offices in Louisiana are closed and most of our staff evacuated to other states. Its a mess over there.


Carl
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Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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We got 8.5 inches. More water in the yard than we have ever seen, but overall no major problems, so we have nothing to complain about. Lot of very wet basements in the circle of folks we know.
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Same trail camera ~30 hours apart (northeast CT):



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We got crushed here in Central NJ. Disaster all-around
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Just about everyone I know in S Louisiana has impact from Ida. Roofs, boats, campers, homes all gone. Many lost their places of employment, self employed lost their businesses. They are in bad shape.

Our camps are in the Gulf marsh about 18 miles south of Venice, La. They survived 100+ mph winds and are damaged but at least they're still standing. We only have airplane and helicopter footage of damage so far. A fella landed his float plane to get pictures of a friends camp, it's beat up, main camp roof peeled open and the front porch roof is in danger of collapsing.

The surge came in on the backside of this storm and inundated almost all of my friends homes in Lafitte. 11' of water in a couple hours. 200 people had to be rescued.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all y'all in the Northeast. This storm sustained an incredible amount of intensity and it was terrifying to all who chose to ride it out.....most will say they'll never do it again.




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Not great here in my hometown. We didn't have flooding rain, but did have bad tornadoes.( the biggest that came thru town was an ef3 that was on the ground for 11 miles) My family was fortunate that it passed our house before it touched down. But it was way to close for comfort. Many neighbors lost everything. I've spent the last few days doing what I could with a saw a truck and a winch, but the devastation is like nothing I've seen before. Thank goodness no one was killed and the community is working hard to help the families that are displaced. I didn't take many photos, as I was focused on the task at hand. But there's a house and a driveway somewhere behind this tree! ( There's plenty of pictures out there on the web that are easy to find, but pretty heart wrenching)



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jode hillman: Sep 5, 2021, 5:03 PM
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Whereabouts are y'all Jode? I'm hearing it'll be a month for power to be restored in some areas.


We plan on going down this week to work on repairing camps to try to dry 'em back in and keep anything from being stolen. I heard hwy 23 to Venice opened up last night.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqdE1qS1hfQ&t=314s
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Paul, I'm in Mullica hill NJ.

Lots more cutting today. I had to pull out some of the bigger saws. Worked at 2 homes, one had a pine completely through the roof.





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Good thing you can start to get back in. Getting tarps on roofs and things secured is a step in the right direction

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I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird, or the shame when you miss.
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Mullica Hill NJ
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Be careful. those downed trees can move on you as you cut away.
Ken
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ken yacavone wrote:
Be careful. those downed trees can move on you as you cut away.
Ken



Yes they absolutely can and and do. I have my limits. With tree cutting you can't have an ego as you know. I stick to what I can handle and let the pros do the rest.

after at one place today



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I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird, or the shame when you miss.
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jode hillman: Sep 6, 2021, 4:45 PM
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We just started work today in the Gramercy laplace,sorrel area. Doing water and microbial remediation.

I will post some pics when I can get a chance to do so.

Most houses we are just completely gutting every room and then we electric power is restored we will go back in and spray and scrub to kill the microbial growth.

Its perrty bad down here right now, we have to leave someone armed with every truck and trailer as well as our campers we are staying in. So the hoodlums dont steal everything that isn't nailed down.
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Wow Jode, that before and after pic is something else. Sorry to hear it is so bad down there, it was really off my radar until you posted it up. Keep up the great work and keep your saw sharp!
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This storm sustained an incredible amount of intensity and it was terrifying to all who chose to ride it out.....most will say they'll never do it again.


Paul, I have never ridden out a storm of the intensity that Ida hit with, but I've been through TS, H1 and H2 force storms. I've been through some of those storms that also brought us tornados in the neighborhood (I think the tornados are the worst part of the hurricanes...but then I've never lived where I had to worry about flooding). It always seems as though the storms that come visiting me come in the night, which IMO is worse than daytime. Irma was supposed to be a 3 when she came blowing in a few years back and I am very glad she wasn't. I will not stay for a H3 force storm at my house after experiencing her downgraded self blowing by. Not happening. No way. Will just hook up the camper and get the heck out of dodge. Hope your camp is easy enough to put back together....

Sorry to hear about the wreckage in your area Jode. Those before and after shots are something. Lots of work there. Be safe with the rest.

Clinton...not surprised to hear about needing to guard your stuff...not surprised at all
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Wow Jode, that before and after pic is something else. Sorry to hear it is so bad down there, it was really off my radar until you posted it up. Keep up the great work and keep your saw sharp!


Yes it really is. And there's dozens upon dozens of scenes exactly like this. It's crazy what can happen in the span of 10 seconds.

I'm keeping the Saws sharp and gassed up. Hopefully storms that are coming through later today will be mild in comparison. And all those tarps up Roofs will hold.

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jode hillman: Sep 8, 2021, 10:26 AM
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My niece and her family in Houma, LA lost her roof. They took the eye. The rest of my kin just to the west experienced almost no damage. My in laws in the Florida Parishes came within inches of getting water in the house, but thankfully didn't. They did without the grid for two weeks. The little place we stay for the winter was where the eye came onshore and was devastated. Fortunately, we leave nothing of ours down there during the summer. I feel sorry for those folks because they had just recovered from Hurricane Zeta. A large floating duck camp my brother and I built after Hurricane Katrina is within five miles of the coast about 40 miles from where the eye hit, and I'm don't know yet if it survived.
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I just got back last night from my second trip to our camps. We worked to chainsaw a tree off a friends camp and did more cleanup.

The crazy thing was finding 2 boats in the marsh. One small flat boat and the other was a Godevil mud boat, they both have probably been in the marsh since Katrina '05.