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We rode to our beach place Monday evening to check on things. We stayed in my husband's work truck. As we were told, everything was a complete disaster. There are 13 units in this old 1960's condo. All the bottom units flooded waste high, refrigerators were floating. The roof basically tore off. There are 4 units on top, and all the ceilings collapsed with insulation and 34 inches of rain in three units on the top floor, including ours. In the unit directly behind us, lives a homebound veteran. He is the only person who stayed through the storm last weekend, even though people offered to help him leave. His unit was untouched. No damage at all. It was like God put a bubble around him. Every other unit is horribly damaged. Because of safety issues with a badly damaged structure, someone helped him leave yesterday. It will be months before the building is able to be restored, if they even allow us to. FEMA came today to survey the damage, and Wind/Hail insurance coming tomorrow.
We have been here since Monday trying to salvage whatever we can. We loaded a box truck full of wet furniture, linens, dishes, clothes, and everything we have added to our condo in the past 5 years. We have days of washing, repairing, and trying to save things ahead of us.
Scroll left here to see pics from our condo before the storm, then check out our stories for pictures now. BE WARNED, it isn't for the faint of heart.