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SCE_Joker

Unfortunate News.

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Just want to give everyone a heads up... My house is officially flooded out. It's a cabin on a creek and flash floods hit last night. Within twelve hours we had nearly 15 feet of water and it started creeping into the house about two hours ago. Everyone is safe. Most of the vehicles are with us but it's very scary to think you may not have a home to return to.

I know you guys will keep me and my family in your thoughts. 

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Just wanted to update. Probably can't make it back until around Monday, but one of the neighbors who was higher up and stayed behind shared a picture that made it look like we may have about 2 - 2 1/2 feet of water inside. Thankfully the house didn't topple or hadn't appeared to, yet. 

My father and I are pretty we pretty experienced with canoes and as it all was going down the first day we managed to get to the cabin (very stupid and life threatening).. He had to man the canoe as we thought the current might actually pop any straps we had to tie it off. 

I went inside and tried to move many things to the attic.. And we did manage to get very very valuable paper work out on pretty much everything we owned. Upon trying to leave the water was so forceful it almost kept us pinned to the cabin, water had just started to seep through the floor boards into the house. 

I know we're going to lose a lot, still praying it stays up and we don't lose the attic. 

At the moment we're in an RV Park in a travel trailer. WE ARE safe. We won't be clamoring to get back to the house until all the roads are open. 

Thanks again for the wishes of safety. Most of the flooding was due to the Dam on Toledo Bend being opened, all 9 gates at 22 feet. I personally feel there had to be some neglect or poor decision making as we all knew for 3 days there was a flash flood storm system in route. We've had floods before... We never knew they were going to open up that hard on us... Read a statistic that said it was an extra 220,000 cubic feet of water per second with the Dam gates raised that high. I can't even imagine how much water that is. 

Anyway, guess life is starting over for a while. Thanks again, guys. Will update more probably Tuesday, might have a clearer picture by then. 

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damn joker. im glad your ok. glad you made it out water is a wicked thing. in december i was stranded for a wekk and couldnt go anywhere because of floodong up here. i dont even live in a flood plain but the 2 interstates to anywhere were closed. atleast 4 peoples houses came loose and down the river they went.

couldnt even imagine that. take care brother

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So, another update. We're getting things taken care of for us and the house is slowly getting things pulled out. We'll be hitting it hard this week when my brother can make it down. 

 

Curious: anyone here have a laptop they're not using or could sell for cheap? Looking for something that can play a few games. My tower of my computer made it but nothing of the rest of my set up survived. Just didn't have time to get the rest of it in the attic. (monitors, keyboard, mouse, ps4, controllers) pretty much lost  all my electronics. 

So, that's where I'm at at the moment. Thanks again, guys! 

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Just want to let you guys know that Twitch.tv/player3podcast is live with a 12 hour charity stream for my family.

Any support is welcome. Even if it's just keeping those guys company and encouraging them through their stream.

Thanks guys!

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