South Mapleton Street was one of the hardest hit areas. Evidence of the depth of the water is evident on the homes on the right side of the street. The brown stains from the flash flood are up 7 feet on the homes.
Due to their design Mobile Homes generally sit higher which helped reduce damage as the waters rose. They still sustained damage to insulation and flooring. Corn stalks blocked the road and created a cleanup problem.
Water pressure on the exterior of basement walls was just too much for this home on Lawton Street. Several basement walls caved in resulting is several homes being condemed but I do not believe this was one of them.
The previous pictures I sent you that you asked for locations are:
Picture 16 10th and Pensylvania street 17 People Trails along Greenbelt Golf Course 18 South Mapleton street 19 South Mapleton street 20 South Mapleton street 21 Pleasant Grove 22 Easbrook Plaza along US 31
Post by Gail DeMoss on Jun 13, 2008 10:28:51 GMT -5
I am on the Magothy River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. During hurricanes and flooding we have been advised to open doors and windows when the water starts to rise and flooding is inevitable. It is the difference in pressure that causes structural damage. It is best to just let the water come in and then go out and deal with the mud. I hope this next round of storms does not cause further flooding for you all. Thanks for the pictures.
And yes, already this AM, I had an email and the article from a friend in Columbus, telling of Tony Stewart's efforts and contributions to help Columbus during this disaster time. Had no sooner read that, and since NASCAR racing is on the TV in this household-------------------the commentator made quite a huge deal of Tony's humanitarian efforts for Columbus and its residents.
Makes me proud. And YOU GO, TONY, YOU GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I do proudly fly a Tony Stewart # 20 orange banner in front of my house, as well as a picture banner.