OK the water finally went down and we were able to get back to the house with Daniel’s dad. There is nasty red mud all over everything. We will have to replace the carpet,all the flooring, sheet rock etc. We don’t know if the big screen TV works as we have to let it dry out. I think our furniture is probably ruined. We had just got a brand new Lazy Boy Recliner and New Ashley Sectional. I’m sure the xbox,Wii,blue ray player and surround sound are all toast. We had just bought my mom a brand new mattress at Mathis Brothers and that has been destroyed as well as Ryans mattress and bed and our King Size Bed.Things like clothes,video camera,dogs toys&bed,lawnmower, weed eater etc all gone. On a positive note we had some stuff in rubbermaid containers that had the lids off and they were BONE DRY they must have just floated? The wood on the kitchen table and piano are all messed up and nasty. Water got into our pantry and food is all ruined. Our brand new Fridgidaire Refrigerator is TOAST! We don’t know about the stove and dishwasher yet. Not sure about the freezer in the garage yet. Everything happened so fast and I really haven’t taken it all in. We probably won’t be able to see the real damage until it’s light outside again.
Daniel had to help a girl get out of her car that floated into our front yard, within minutes it had rose over her car windows. He got her out just in time. The neighbor was home alone with her 2yr old so Daniel carried him across the water while she grabbed him some clothes. It was crazy but neighbors were pulling out blankets and towels to pass around as everyone was cold from all the water. Fireman were rescuing people and their pets left and right.
All in all we are all safe but it may be months before we can move back in. The Lord is good and he has kept me at peace. I know he will take care of us.
I am flooded with emails, texts,tweets,DM’s and I am so sorry that I cannot answer them all.My friend Monica has set up a donation site and is taking care of anyone who would like to contact her for help! Please check out her site here https://bit.ly/cqrelief. and here https://mommybrainreports.com/cqrelief
Her email address is : firstname.lastname@example.org
I honestly do not expect anything as there are many families affected by this in my neighborhood. I will be going through my stockpile to see what can be salvaged and made up into goody bags for those families who may need extra help.
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Thanks to the many people who have also blogged.
Shannon thankyou for bringing over Pizza, Water,pop,gateorade and snacks for the family and the clean up crew yesterday! You were such a big help. Love you girl!
Rachel Thank you for taking on the task of updating our deals to our Facebook Page & Twitter. If you are looking for deals, please go to our Facebook page where OKCMomto3 will be updating for me. If you have a deal to post please let her know!
Thanks to Amy for assisting Monica and helping with whatever they are cooking up! (They won’t tell me LOL)
I just want to personally thank Monica Brady for everything she has done. Moni I love you dearly and you are the best friend anyone could ask for.
Found out that just the clean up alone is going to cost me 7 to $10,000 this does not include any repairs. They will clean up and spray a microbial solution to keep mold from growing. We are going to have to replace all the flooring, all the doors,all the vanities in 3 bathrooms,whirlpool tub,kitchen cabinets,all furniture,appliances,beds you name it.