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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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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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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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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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