it's still raining. not hard, ok, it just started raining hard again. but it's nothing compared to thursday when i woke up early to the sound of pouring rain and a huge pump pumping water out of the puddle we call the driveway. luke started to leave for work at 6 but came back inside and said that there is water running into the garage (his parent's garage, the one that houses a lot of our stuff) and we got to work. we pretty much worked all the rest of the day while it kept pouring rain to keep his parents house from floating away. at it's worst, the garage had water up to the middle of my shin, there was water coming in the front and back doors to the house (this is luke's parents house i am talking about, we live next door but our place was alright because we have a huge concrete barrier around our door.), their back room had at least 4 inches of water, there was bubbles coming up from the foundation of the house and all corners of the downstairs had about an inch of water. we climbed in and out the window in the kitchen because the front door was sand bagged shut.
we did a lot of sand bagging, scrambling to try to seal off doors, picking things up and moving them to higher ground or putting them up on bricks.
the last big flood here was in the early 90's and at that time there was a foot of water in the downstairs, so we were lucky it wasn't too bad for us. and nothing really got ruined, so again we were lucky. there were a lot of people who were not so lucky. it has been a trippy experiencee- sorta fun, sorta crazy, sorta intense, really sad for some, and fun for others.
betsy went out and took some pictures in the middle of the day, it is crazy how much water there was and how much damage it it did. like i said, we didn't get it too bad, but there is so much clean up to be done it is crazy. in a way it has been good though because it has forced us to get out all our things and go threw them and start to pack and get really organized.
anyways, here are some pictures:
this is moana street, totally flooded. many houses had 4 feet of water and most people there lost everything.
kulanui street (the one that least to byu-h)
this house was a mess before the flood, i can only imagine what it looks like now. maybe they will want to sell their land to us for cheap?
surf's up. if you want some crazy disease. today there were hazardous water posters all over.
the field in front of byu-h
tva sand bag crew. go team work!
i wish this was me.
our sand bag crew. this was the second run, a tractor just dumped a load of sand into our truck bed and luke brought it home so we could all make sand bags.
at one point, this car and bike were floating on the water, it was pretty funny.
for some more cool pics check out angie's blog.