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#16 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted August 14, 2016 - 08:54 PM

Just got a Facebook message from Phil.  He's just hanging onto sanity and hoping/praying that somehow he was spared but figures to find all he's worked for all his life to lay in ruins.  I'm praying for a miracle for him.


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Posted August 14, 2016 - 09:12 PM

As are we, Daniel. Thanks for the update.

Phil, keep us in the loop as possible.
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Posted August 28, 2016 - 07:39 PM

Spoke to Phil today.  Things are going well....busy, but progress made.  His motorhome was unscathed, even it's generator.  So he has it to live in while working on his home.   He has most of his walls torn out up 4'.  Lots of things ruined, but he said he wanted to toss a lot of things long ago, so it took the guesswork out of it, as most HAD to go.   His central air unit still works, as well as his washer & dryer.  Today he fired his Allis 916 after draining about 2 gallons of water from it's engine.  He's flushing it with diesel/oil mix, running a minute or 2, then draining till things look better.  Fuel tank didn't take on water luckily.  Phil has a great attitude and has the bull by the horns.  Most of his neighbors are selling out as-is and leaving.  Most of his township has been destroyed, but he does have a grocery and pharmacy that weren't flooded, so food & medicine are there.  Phil is a survivor, and most importantly a great carpenter, so he'll be fine with time.  He's had many people helping him at times with labor & supplies.  


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 08:43 PM

Sounds like he got out better than most. I guess they don't have basements down there.
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Posted August 28, 2016 - 09:05 PM

I is a B!tch when that happens.  We do not see that up here in Wisconsin.  So heavy weather but nothing that stays around as long as flood water.



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Posted August 28, 2016 - 09:09 PM

PM sent along with Prayers.

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Posted August 28, 2016 - 09:57 PM

Thanks guys for all your prayers and good wishes. We lost most of the furnishings in the house, but the structure is sound and with time we will rebuild. We will more than survive. And yes typically there are no basements in residental buildings in Louisiana. Water table is way too high.

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Posted August 28, 2016 - 11:28 PM

Thoughts and prayers from Eaton, NY, at least you are able to save your home, up here in Onieda, NY many homes damaged by severe flooding 2+ years ago were immediately condemned and the owners told they cannot repair them, many still sit empty, the feed mill where my dad works in Vernon, NY was hit by the same flooding, 100 year flood plain, couldn't get insurance, lucky for them they were able to start repair/cleanup the same day, you will be finding strange things for a while.


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 02:36 AM

Good to hear from you Phil! Thoughts and prayers for you folks down there.






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