15 inches at our house in 2 days, to be exact. On Saturday afternoon about 2:30, our house sprung a leak. Er… uh… leaks. Our basement has a living area and our master bed and bathroom. By 6 pm, all the carpet was soaking wet with 2 inches of water in some places. So we fought the water all day Saturday, and started again early on Sunday. When it was all said and done, we had all the carpet ripped out yesterday, a hole cut in our back wall to let the water drain out, and all the flooring and probably much of the walls ruined downstairs.
But we’re all fine; the kids thought it was awesome that we had a wading pool in the basement (nobody call CPS, they were also very mad that we didn’t let them swim in it.) Hopefully we’ll have an appointment with somebody today who can help us get started on getting it fixed.
I also get the sense that our damage is pretty minor compared to a whole lot of people in the area. We literally saw houses on the news floating down the interstate. This sort of weather can be so unexpected and can cause more damage than some people might think. That’s why it’s so important that, following an extreme weather event like this, people get their roofs checked over to make sure that no damage was caused. Roof contractors (like this roofing austin tx business for example) can help you to repair your roof if you’ve noticed any water damage inside your home. Keep yourself as safe as you can throughout this sort of weather.
In our family, we’ve done the major sickness thing. We’ve done the “hiding from the tornado” thing. We’ve done the impoverished grad student thing. But this is the first time to do the water thing.