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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2019, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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been absent since AUG 2016 when a devastating flood covered our area.... had 41inches of food water inside the house...lost 99 % of everything...basically got out with the clothes on our backs....aprox. 33 inches of rain in 2 1/2 days..... you have seen these stories about floods / fires etc. but until you actually live thru this type of event it takes on a different meaning both physical and mental........ bike was TOTALLY SUBMERGED...05 VTX 1800 F titanium tribal /vance & hines bigshots...darksided 215/45/18....77,500 miles....rode PATRIOT GUARD ESCORTS with a small 3ftx5ft AMERICAN FLAG and she waved PROUDLY......still attend as a HONOR GUARD but travel by car...as a veteran who gave 9 1/2 years active duty US ARMY-- STAFF SGT. E-6 and wife also a veteran with 8 1/2 years of service US ARMY E-5.......................... INSURANCE made a fair offer which i accepted since wifes car and my truck flooded also.... back in the house but not totally restored ..work in process... sure miss the bike / wonderfull friends on this forum but will have lasting memories that can"t be washed away..... sorry been gone for so long but will check in soon.....THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.......................................... .... ESKIMO
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2019, 11:40 PM
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I am sorry to learn about your life-altering tragic flood. It must be an awful experience. I'm sure nothing can replace all you have lost, but you're right - your memories are yours for life. And thank you to you and your wife for your service. Best wishes for a joyful Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 06:16 AM
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Know your pain bro. Been there, done that. Welcome back and Happy Thanksgiving.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 08:44 AM
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I have no idea what you/family went thru...

insurance never covers all what was lost..

if you could have moved the bike quickly after the flood ( even days )... it could have been saved.. without disassembly.

I have done it several times for customers.

may there Never be a Next time for you.

remember, tell the ones you Love, that you do.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 02:40 PM
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Glad to see you are still with us!
That was a mess back in 2016.
During my time is the swamp lands we had street flooding about once every 2 or 3 years usually in April - May.
A low pressure system would move in from Texas and park for a few days.
Wife's cousin in League City,TX flooded in the 70's. Four feet of water.
A few of the old houses (1920's) in Marrero were built 4 to 6 feet above ground.
On a recent visit to Lafitte I had never seen so many old houses jacked up and new ones built on pilings.
I remember after Betsy, Plaquemines parish required new construction to be built on pilings below some town. Port Sulphur maybe?

Hang in there it! Take care!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 02:45 PM
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Eskimo, welcome back!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 07:37 PM
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