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Water, and lots of it

Late Friday (4/30) the forecast called for rain most of the weekend but I don’t think anyone was ready for what we got. When it stopped Sunday afternoon around 4:30pm, things were not good. The tally for the Nashville area was 15 inches, more in some places.

As it rained on Saturday morning I didn’t think anything of it, just another spring rain I thought. But when we were in the basement watching the hockey game and water started coming in, we knew we had a problem. The power went out shortly after that, around 3:00pm, and at the time all we could do was move stuff and work the squeegee. What I wouldn’t know till later is our trouble was nothing compared to others even in our own neighborhood.

I left to go to Home Depot about 5:00pm picked up a wet/dry vac for when the power came back on, and another squeegee. When I got back home and pulled into the subdivision I drove through about 6 inches of water, 24 hours later the landscape would be completely different. We used the wet/dry vac late Saturday when the power came back on for a little bit but thankfully not since. For our problem I dug a small trench behind the house Sunday morning which helped route the water around the side and kept it from getting in the basement.

The first pic below is from our front porch Sunday (5/2) morning. The second pic is what the entrance looked like Sunday (5/2) at around 4:30pm. For anyone that’s been by our place know we’re close to the Harpeth River, but not that close. The tree line in the distance is Hwy 70 and the other side of the tree line is the Harpeth River. There are a half dozen homes in our subdivision that have flood damage, others in the greater Nashville area are far worse. Power was restored Monday (5/3) around noon as the guys from Dickson Electric used a john boat to get out to the transformer, amazing.

It has been a weekend to remember, for sure. I only hope things will get back to normal soon.

The third pic here is the entrance this evening.

Raining on 5-2 Entrance 5-2-2010 Entrance 5-4-2010