Gutted

Sep 19, 2006 by

As someone who spends his days rebuilding people’s homes I found this description of what it like to be particularly apt. It is impossible to properly convey what it is like to see the remnants of one’s home to those who have not been through it. I think that the following excerpt is as close as one can come to that feeling of loss and despair. Read on.

People Get Ready: Sunken treasure — gutting another house
Wanna know what it feels like? You can’t really, until you see all of your possessions covered in mud and mold. But let’s just say you’re sitting at a desk in your home reading this post. Think of filthy water rising to a level just above your head. Now, everything from from your head on down is ruined and lost forever. What do you have hanging on your walls? What’s in your drawers? What’s on your bookshelves? What of irreplaceable sentimental value will you have to throw on a debris pile in the street — lost forever?

Some houses were flooded all the way into the attics.

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