Vinyl Nightmare - flooding in Western WA
We in Western Washington had some flooding problems early this week. The local paper ran the following article:
STORM AFTERMATH: Sifting through the soggy remains
Residents and business picking up the pieces after flooding
By GREGORY ROBERTS AND LEVI PULKKINEN
For Charlie Divine, these are not the best of times.
He recently broke up with his girlfriend, and a week ago, he moved into his own one-bedroom basement apartment near Jackson Park Golf Course in North Seattle. Just Friday, he finished setting up house, buying a deep-cushioned armchair for the living room.
Then the rains came. His living room was awash. He called 911, grabbed what he could and fled.
Tuesday, he was back, picking through the soggy debris of the flood.
Divine was hardly alone. Across the region, scores of people displaced by the flooding returned to find what had become of their homes and belongings.
Divine's carpet was soaked; his bed was soaked; his new chair was saturated. And his 1,000-album record collection lay scattered across the floor, the cardboard jackets corrugated with damp.
Billy Joel. The Commodores. Buck Owens. Elvis. Willie Nelson.
"Twenty-some years of record collecting, just gone," Divine, 36, said.
Divine, an anesthesia technician at the University of Washington Medical Center, was one of several renters in the Jackson Greens apartments mopping up Tuesday.
Geez....I realize this is not in the same league as Katrina, but it's still quite a bummer.
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