Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Flood Cleanup Photos

Here are some photos I took today with the camera in Austell. This is the staging area for Samaritan's Purse at West Ridge Church, for their efforts which comprise cleanup only. The church itself also has food and supply sorting areas.
Here are Jennifer and me in front of one of the Samaritan's Purse trailers. This is the street where we helped. Coincidentally, this is the same street I had tutored on a couple of times in the past, but that family did not seem to be affected at all. Their house and a couple of others at the front of the neighborhood must have been on higher ground. You can see that all of the sheet rock and some belongings are just piled in the front yards to be taken away later. These houses are down to the wall studs, and none are inhabitable. The whole neighborhood has a very strong mold smell. The creek back there is what did most of the damage in this particular neighborhood. It picked up this shed and flipped it over. You can see where this shed started out and where it ended up. I didn't realize it at the time, but this person's back deck, which should have been where I was standing, is to the right of this photo, in the trees. Here is me in front of one of the houses in the neighborhood. Samaritan's Purse gave us shirts, face masks, and gloves. There were also plenty of opportunities for us to eat sandwiches or barbeque or get water or soda. It was a very good atmosphere for the volunteers. This is the house we worked in. We heard that it was really beautiful before they tore out everything. We mostly swept out insulation and got carpet and linoleum glue off of the floor. Here is the cul-de-sac near the front of the neighborhood. On the very right edge of the photo, you can see the edge of a dumpster. The houses mostly have missing garage doors from the flood. Some of them seem to have been damaged by water only, others seem to have been hit by something within the garage carried by the water.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What an awesome thing you did! Let me know if you go again - I'll go with you even if I have to miss work! Proud of you!