Monday, August 25, 2008

Most of Nenana is dried out. The streets are solid again, but the river bank is not yet walkable. There is some sitting water in the low areas. Now comes the clean up stage. Many people have piles of flood damaged goods waiting for the garbage man. There are some dumpsters available for garbage too. The flood damage inspectors have been around to verify flood loss and people are trying to replace lost items.

We had very few losses compared to our neighbors. But our shed and our storage trailer were knee deep in water. We lost or had damaged to the following items

Storage Trailer
Army Footlocker
Photo Albums (12)
Rocking Chair
Card Table
Sewing Machine and Case
Lawn Mower
Brush Trimmer
Radio Control Toy Car
Christmas Tree
Winter Boots
Wrapping Paper
Boys Bike
Scooter Toy
Wooden Shelf

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

We have had some flood damage as you can see in the photos. But we are so thankful that we lost only photos and things. We will file a flood damage claim. The water is mostly gone and the roads are going to be resurfaced. God is good-all the time.

Monday, August 4, 2008

This is the last time we drove down this road. The water was almost into the car doors.

My house looking from the back. Notice the water is over the tires of the trailer. Good thing we moved the car! Thanks, Dad!

A flooded lot.

Photo from Sunday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

We had to go back in and get a few things. Good thing we found a bucket that floated!

And Saturday night God's reminds us of his promise that he will not flood the earth again. And there is renewed hope in Nenana. There was a double rainbow and a beautiful sunset. Our God is an AWESOME God!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Nenana Flood

The river is over the banks and Nenana is starting to flood. Most of the ditches are full and the water almost meets in the middles of the streets. Some are completely under water. All the area of the above map that is spray painted pink is flooded. The area inside the railroad loop has been evacuated.
Photo taken Wednesday evening about 7 p.m. Taken at the point of the yellow circle on the above map.Same point Saturday morning.
Dark green rectangle. 3rd St and B, looking toward river.
Dark blue rectangle, looking toward the railroad loop. Friday afternoon.
Same point but looking toward a house not down the street.
My house, light blue rectangle. 1st and E.
Blue Square, looking out by where the barges tie up. The water is over the dock and almost up to the tripod.
Street between the Civic Center and Coghill's Store. Pink square on map. The city plugged the storm drains with dirt, water was coming out instead of going in. Water is still seeping up.