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The Flood

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 14:24:09

Firebrand

Good and dry day for all of you guys, I feel happy to be around again after the big flood that has happened on my local vicinity, it's been two wacky long days... it all began on sunday night, strong rain was falling, my backyard got flooded because of all the water that fell down, fortunately I've got a sewer for it to flow away of my house... the water flow wasn't smooth, but it's level was low enough for preventing it to enter my house... I went to sleep that day. At 3:00 AM my brother waked me up to tell me about the water level on the street... I opened my house's front door to find the water level just below the level of the staircase that goes to the house garage, "This isn't normal" I told him... quickly we grabbed some furniture and electronic appliances to move them upstairs on the house... fortunately, even while it still rained, the water level didn't got any higher than that, I did had some water leaking inside, but it wasn't a big deal <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc2.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->. Later that day, when there was enough day light, I could finally see where the water was, my backyard began to get dried, so I moved the dry furniture to the back of my house, but there were some wet furniture that got lost (nothing too fancy, just some chairs and tables...). Then the local news were broadcasting from the source of the problem... the rain wasn't the only culprit of this mess... a tube carrying pluvial water got broken because of the pressure of the water flowing through it, making it crash and drop loads of dirty water, since I live in a valley, the water went down the small hills around it and provoked the big flood. I began cleaning out the dirt from the backyard (since I couldn't even get to the house garage), after that the water level began dropping slowly (but I've got stuck inside of my house for the whole Monday)... Then the worse began going... there was an electrical short circuit... making everything go dark, fortunately enough I had canned food, bottled water and batteries for flashlights prepared, which were the perfect solution for the rest of the day... By 12:00 AM of Monday, the water level was on the street sidewalk and continued going down... so I could then go out of my house. Yesterday's morning the water was gone, but the smell and dirt was all around the street... so we began cleaning up... the place was a mess, there are people who wasn't as lucky as myself... they lost it all... furniture, food, electric appliances... all <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc10.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( -->... It's a sad time around here... yesterday's afternoon electrical power returned and I began testing my electrical appliances to see if they weren't damaged by the water... fortunately most of it works, but I lost my dev computer's HD <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orccry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very sad" /><!-- s:cry: --> , thought this was the least of my problems really <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc9.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->. Since I didn't had much to do while trapped in my house, I've got my digital camera ready and began taking some photos of the mess in my street, they are amazing looking... people sailing in polyurethane and plastic rafts, taking furniture and other people! (That's a clever one really <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc2.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->) and cars wrecked one over another by the water strength, it's really impressive to see that! I must say I feel very fortunate to be able to tell my story and to have almost no problem on my house, after seeing what others suffered... it's a shame to see things like this on the 21st century, where technology is so damn advanced... just because someone didn't made their work <!-- sorccensured --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orccensured.gif" alt="orccensured" title="orccensured" /><!-- sorccensured --> . I'm still in the process of fixing all up around... I'm sure today I'll be finished. I'm also amazed to hear that the president did come here with some guy from the UN, it's the first time I see that interest to pop up on our governance to be honest, I guess there's a first time for everything in our lives, I'm really shocked by the impression myself... maybe that's why I'm posting about this, hehehe! <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc9.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> But I'm grateful to have survived this mess too, life is great!! <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orclaught2.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> I'll try to post the photos I got later, for now I'll leave others do the work: [url:3jb79o95]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090909/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_mexico_un [url:3jb79o95]http://www.samaylive.com/news/rain-causes-flood-like-situation-in-mexico-city/655351.html [url:3jb79o95]http://www.dc50tv.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-lt-mexico-flooding,0,3311768.story [url:3jb79o95]http://nachofoto.com/gallery/Heavy_rains_in_Tlalnepantla_Mexico_6_September_2009-1 <- These are the most impressive images!
Wed, 09 Sep 2009 14:49:57

Crimson Wizard

[quote="Firebrand":18yq275y]it's a shame to see things like this on the 21st century, where technology is so damn advanced... just because someone didn't made their work <!-- sorccensured --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orccensured.gif" alt="orccensured" title="orccensured" /><!-- sorccensured --> . ! uh; quite a painful topic indeed. We've got a serious problem in Russia related to amortization (deprecation) of various equipment, including pipes as well. Most are built back in soviet times and most did not have capital repairs since 1990-ies. This makes them blow every winter, which does not cause floods usually, but water shortcuts. Lately we've got more ominous problem with gas system (the pipes and equipment that makes gas go into houses for water heating/cooking). There were several cases already when some equipment blown, damaging houses severely (let alone human victims <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc10.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> ).
Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:46:07

Dancso

*cough* Nice blog [size=64:1qdkq36s]DURR[/size:1qdkq36s] Finally something of interest to read on these forums beside all the korax stuff <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc4.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->
Wed, 09 Sep 2009 19:39:34

RambOrc

Bad. <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc10.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> The worst is that natural catastrophes are on the rise due to global warming so there will be more and more such occurences.
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:50:05

Firebrand

[quote="Dancso":2byvga4v]*cough* Nice blog [size=64:2byvga4v]DURR[/size:2byvga4v] LOL, now that I see it, it looks like a blog entry more than a forum post... <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc4.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> Yes, it´s sad to see that things like this are more frequent as time passes, instead of reducing in numbers <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc10.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( -->. I think humanity needs to re-balance technology to avoid this problems too.
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 19:03:35

Valherran

Glad you made it out of that, GET BACK TO WORK! lol j/k

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