Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Evacuated 2011 - Day 21 - July 12, 2011
Three weeks since we have been out of the house. Getting ready to one day go back in to assess damages. I have been trying to be proactive in anticipating what we will need for the cleanup process. I have purchased a generator and assorted tools. Last night I ordered some N95 face masks to help keep out of our lungs whatever we may be breathing. I also ordered some disposable tyvek coveralls and some 12 mil longer, disposable rubber gloves. Many residents are calling me to see if I have any power to get them into their homes or if I have any idea of when they may enter. I do not and have told them if they are caught they will be arrested and fined. In some places the river current is strong and deep and even air boats are having trouble. Extra law enforcement officers have been brought in to help patrol neighborhoods. 10 people taken out of the Perkett area by air boats, not sure if they were arrested. $300.00 fine if you are. Still a waiting game as to when we and others will get to their homes. Work is being done on the bridge on the west bypass. Army Corp of Engineers is reinforcing it so it stays where it is.