It's a tad ironic that I posted a giveaway to help flood victims and then that very same day I became a flood victim myself.
See the great thing about Kansas is that the weather is highly tempermental. One day it could be 80 degree's.. the next snowing. You could have a perfectly nice day and then at night have torrential rains.
Well last night, down came the rain. ALOT of it. The ground was already swollen from two rainstorms this week and this morning at 5 am... well it just couldn't stand it anymore. From 5am to 6:30, it rained 6 inches.
That's alot in 1 1/2 hrs.
The great thing about my apartment is that there is no maintance done to it, no rain gutters, no cleaning the rain spout, no cleaning of the drains on my bottom floor.
Gosh I love living in the ghetto!
SO this morning, I wake up.. Not realizing that it had rained, I get off the bed, and "SMOOOSH".. goes my feet in the carpet. I "smoosh" "smoosh" "smoosh" into the living room to find about an inch of standing water in my house. The house is almost completely flooded. Only the interior spaces that are in the middle are dry. Only about 3 sq ft. Which means Hub's big screen was dry and safe.
That was allll he was worried about.
You could litterlly stomp your foot and water would splash up out of the carpeting.
It was bad.
So I called my landlord at 8am, who said they would be right over to help. Well apparently there version of "right over to help" was 5 1/2 hours later.
The man shop vac'd the water out of the apartment which helped tremendously, but the simple fact of the matter is that the carpet was just on top of the baseboard of the floor. No Padding. Which means that that water sat and soaked into those floorboards for 5 hours.
And I highly doubt they will do any more to help us.
Here's a picture of our front porch, this was after the water had had a chance to receed a bit. See that top part of the yard just over the wall...?? That's where we think the water came from. That piece of ground is so uneven that it holds SO MUCH WATER. We figure that it over flowed over the "retaining" wall.
The person who lives directly in front of that wall had most of her house destroyed. It was way worse than our house.