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Hi all, I just wanted to share a little footage of what has been going on in my hometown this past  week. Montreal has recently experienced the worst flooding in the last 45 years. Homes and lives have been devasted and destroyed. Myself and my family were lucky to just barely be spared.The water making it all the way to the top of my street. However many of my close friends were not so lucky.The most unfortunate thing is as this is such an uncommen thing in our area most insurance company's do not cover "act of God" therefore 100's of family have been displaced with little to no resource to compensate for their losses. If anyone would like to help I encourage you to check out gofund.me and search montreal flood victims. There is so many families in need that I cant just pick one link to post.Even the littlest bit can go along way to help these families out. I attached a link to some youtube footage.. It is trully an incredible site to be seen. 

https://youtu.be/OJvpE3Ef1JA

Thank you all for taking the time to read this! All the best. Your fellow EN comunity member. Kristen xo 

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chappy75's Avatar

Such Devastation! Sorry to hear of this!

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Yes it was quite a week over here for sure. Luckly the water has now resided in most of the areas but the damage that is left is heart breaking to say the least. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment Chapman.

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Stay safe Kristen!

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Kristen, Glad to hear you and your family are OK.

Mother nature can be so destructive when she trys to balance herself.

.Blessings to all in harms way

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Thanks Michelle

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Kirsten,

Yeah I Bet! I am in SW Florida and know a thing or two about water damage. Our friends in New Jersey were devastated when Hurricane Sandy came through. Unfortunately, Floods have a very long aftermath effect. 

God Bless, Stay safe.

~Chappy

kristen ami
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Yes I hear it can get pretty bad in your area durring Hurricane season!Thank you for your kind words!

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Prayers to all the people who have been affected by this devastation.

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Thanks Michael, only 2 are mine. The baby and the girl next to him. Took a pic for the History books. They are calling it the 100 year flood. Up here natural disasters are mainly limited to ice storms and a ridiculous amount of snow, thus the lack of preperation and plan in place by our goverment. Luckily for us this isnt a regular occurrence. 

Thank you Kathleen for your prayers! 

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I see a lot of flooding along the Mississippi.

Problems include: water damage (swelling/staining), mold/fungus, pest infestation, damage to emotional security, economic loss (people can't afford to splurge).

Sending prayers over theres, Kristen. Think dry thoughts...

kristen ami
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Wow, that looks like some serious flooding.  Water is such a powerful and sometimes destructive force.  Glad you and your family are safe.  Will be in prayer.

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After spending 16 years in the Florida Keys, I know first hand the devastation and stress these kind of disasters can wreak havoc on your life. The glazed over look in peoples eyes for days and weeks as they have no idea where to turn. Waiting on insurance, appraisers and even the basic necessities like a warm dry bed can be devastating. I hope for the best for you your family and ALL those affected.

Derrick James
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Thank you Mark.

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Lots of crazy flooding over the last few years all over, and they're almost impossible to prepare for.   It's a devastating ordeal, to be sure.  I'm sorry for all the folks displaced, and I hope things get dried out quickly up there. 

James Chapman
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Flooding scenarios is one of the applications of the Bay Glider. The Command Center becomes a source of power that can put out up to 40 amps. The deck is a solar generator for continued generation and it is motorized with an over sized deck for balance and a high weight tolerance/buoyancy carry multiple people.

 

Mark Bartlett
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