9/07/2008

Tropical Storm Hannah Flooding @ University Park Lofts



So all you Worcesterites know that it rained out of control for a while last night. so you know what that means? Flooded at parking spots here at University Park Lofts. Crystal and I made sure that we moved some items to higher ground and brought our bikes up the first floor landing. Then we waited.... We were upstairs watching a movie and it was raining pretty good. Every 15 minutes or so I would go out in the hallway to see if I could hear the telltale waterfall sound of water cascading into the elevator shaft. And around 9:45 there was the sound of the water!

Most of the owners hung out in the basement for a while watching the water levels, we all moved our cars outside because we thought levels might rise above our car doors. Luckily it never came to that! Crystal and I stayed out and about until about midnight chatting with people and brainstorming possible solutions once we have the authority to act.

Today was a moring of cleanup. Most of the water did recede; however it took a combined 8 manhours or so of wet vac'ing, sweeping and squeegeeing to get all the water out of there as seen in the video below.

2 comments:

Will @ WoWo said...

Perfect opportunity to wash your cars!

4rilla said...

Yeah we all moved our cars out into the elements for that natural wash!