Got flood junk?
We are learning that flooding is a long term proposition. We’re into clean-up mode here at the Stately Manor, with frequent trips to the City of Madison junk drop-off site on Badger Road.
We reported that the pond on the south side of the Beltline opposite the pond at Odana Hills golf course had expanded to four times its size, at least. Alderman Mo Cheeks can expect a petition to dredge that pond to increase capacity. The Capital Times ventured into Orchard Ridge to report on the basement flooding.
Now Capital Newspapers reports that the dam at Tenney Park may fail.
Good for Mayor Soglin; he was out directing traffic after Monday night’s flood.
East Johnson Street at Tenney Park is already closed to traffic. As one wag said, Dane County has issued a No Wake Order for Madison streets!
Check out this website for flooding updates in the city.
Some of our neighbors report sewage bubbling up into their basements. The Stately Manor escaped that. And, for some reason, 5 inches of flood water drained out of the basement once the grate was scraped clear. Still, we’re in the market for glass blocks mortared to the foundation to replace the basement windows. Trouble is finding someone who does that kind of work.
This from a neighbor in Midvale Heights:
Just spent two hours pushing human waste and toilet paper back into the sewer drain. Oh how I wish I had just suffered flood waters! My sewer backed up 4-5 inches of brown water. This is the minor first step—so much work still to do but all I can do for now. Thanks MH for giving me a forum in which to whine!
[ Two days ago ] Well if it makes anyone feel better, City Sewer just stopped by and said nothing can be done, at least 200 houses in neighborhood have called about sewer back ups and that a bus floated off street at Midvale and got stuck up on median.
Neighbors are making a run on fans, pumps, and dehumidifiers.