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Urgent! My house is inches from being flooded!

Post by Winston » July 21st, 2012, 10:23 am

Holy shit! The rain storm here won't stop. It keeps going and going. If the water level rises a few more inches, the first floor of my house will be flooded. I'm here alone now. What can I do?!

I tried to call for help, but my relatives aren't home. Any suggestions?
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Post by Winston » July 21st, 2012, 12:04 pm

Well fortunately the rain stopped just in time. Whew. Someone is outside now draining the water. There's a big sucking sound out there.
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Re: Urgent! My house is inches from being flooded!

Post by eurobrat » July 21st, 2012, 3:59 pm

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Post by momopi » July 21st, 2012, 10:03 pm

Prepare sand bags for future.

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Post by Renata » July 22nd, 2012, 12:19 am

I suggest you Reconstruct your front door. I assume this is where the flood water will enter. Elevate the door off the ground by adding steps or a ramp to enter the house. Spending time to do this might save you lots in the future.
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Post by Truthville » July 22nd, 2012, 12:23 am

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Post by Winston » July 22nd, 2012, 2:35 am

There already is a ramp to the front door. But the rain put the water level so high that it was about to go higher than the ramp!

There is a drainage outside, but it doesn't drain fast enough sometimes.

Renata, ummm you can't elevate a door. A door isn't exactly movable. lol :P

Where can you get sand bags? I thought only the military had those. Water seeps through the slightest crack. It'd be hard to waterproof the front door. A little is still going to seep in.
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Post by eurobrat » July 22nd, 2012, 9:37 am

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Post by Renata » July 22nd, 2012, 2:04 pm

Winston wrote:There already is a ramp to the front door. But the rain put the water level so high that it was about to go higher than the ramp!

There is a drainage outside, but it doesn't drain fast enough sometimes.

Renata, ummm you can't elevate a door. A door isn't exactly movable. lol
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Where can you get sand bags? I thought only the military had those. Water seeps through the slightest crack. It'd be hard to waterproof the front door. A little is still going to seep in.
You would have to do some construction, that's what I meant lol ...
In the caribbean we have floods too especially in april - june.
most homes are built on pillars or have doors way higher than the foundation/ground, fitted with something called Threshold sealed doors; designed especially to keep out flood water.
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