|The underbelly of Jim & Peri's 5th wheel.|
|You can see through the sagging underbelly to daylight on the other side.|
The water went into their 5th wheel, probably through the slides and door, saturated the carpet, and ruined all their cameras which were in a bottom cupboard. Thankfully they had time to grab the dogs and their computers before the water rose too high. The water did not go up high enough to damage anything in the bedroom or in cupboards above the floor.
The story at the RV park was that the water started coming into the park from the river about 5:30 a.m., but no one knocked on their door until 7:30 a.m. If someone had driven through the park at 5:30 a.m. and honked horns people would have had time to drive their vehicles to safety and save their things. By the time someone knocked on their door, the car they had parked in front of the 5th wheel had water up to the seat and they could not move it out of the way. Luckily they were able to save their truck!
The 5th wheel and car were totaled by the insurance company. Peri's car had already been towed away. They wanted to make sure all their belongings were out of the 5th wheel before the insurance company had the 5th wheel towed out as well.
While we were there, a tow truck came in to take another 5th wheel out.
|Someone else's 5th wheel being towed out.|
The following trailer was knocked off it's supports and had floated against a tree. The tree stopped it from floating away.
|Trailer wedged against tree next to its site.|
|Same trailer as above, different angle.|
|Peri said the water flowed faster than that.|
|Letting the electrical boxes dry out.|
|Trailer knocked off supports.|
|The river is down in the bottom of this. You can see how the|
trees are bent over from the force of the flood water.
|Flotsam and jetsam stuck on the gazebo.|
|You can see the water line, and mud caking everything.|
|Their kitchen floor was covered in water and mud.|
Soon they will be shopping for a replacement RV and car. We hope you find exactly what you're looking for and that you won't have to do a lot of work on it...ever.
Let us know if there's anything else we can do...like help you move back into a new RV.
Oh, there were a couple of other photos that may pique your interest.
The car below floated to its current location from somewhere else. It is sitting at the side of the road leading into the RV park. You can see the water line on the car.
After we left their RV park, we drove along a side road to see where the river had crossed the road. There was al locked gate blocking the road down to the river crossing. Here's why...
|Debris on the bridge blocked the road.|
|Good night all you cats.|