Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Update on Irene: My House Flooded Out
Sunday night I was optimistic, but my house ended up being flooded out. The Bushkill broke the bank on my property for the first time in more than 50 years. It did not reach the house. The reason for the breach was debris that had collected under a bridge. It broke through just as the overflow was reaching the house. At that point the Bushkill went down about two feet. But my basement was flooded and I lost my furnace and hot water heater. We're still out of power. I'm posting this from a computer shop in Kingston. I probably won't have power or Internet until the weekend. My earlier blog is an example of excessive optimism. I'll remember that the next time I think about making an investment.