Once the water has receded, the owner of a business or home has to deal with an on-going problem that continues for days, weeks, or even months. All the contents, personal possessions, furniture, cabinetry, floor coverings, wet wallboard, insulation, floor boards, stairways, trim, furnace, water heater, electric appliance, etc, must be disconnected, pried up, ripped out, and carried out for disposal. Then the building must be vacated, ventilated, dried out, and tested for moisture. All remaining surfaces must be scrubbed and disinfected to prevent mold. Most structures do not have flood insurance, so savings accounts or loans must be used to supplement FEMA benefits. Only then, months later, can the owner begin to get on with his life. One can only hope that such a tragedy will never be endured. Enjoy that great Northwest summer. May you always have fair winds and calm seas. I look forward to returning to BYC, and all its wonderful members, near the end of July. Words alone are not adequate to describe how much I look forward to returning. As always, I remain your humble Servant.
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