We need help in a bad way, after a national disaster !
Mike CookFebruary 10, 2013
We are hard working people and thought after 35 years on the Job,had this life thing nailed down, but then the unexspected happened, June 8th 2008 woke up at 7am to our police scanner going off hearing our local fire dept talking about how they needed to evacuate people from their homes, then we heard someone knocking at our door, so I stepped out of bed and when my feet hit the floor at that very moment I knew there was a problem,our carpet was soaked and when I opened the front door I could then see our yard was covered in about 2 foot of water, the fireman told me we had to go, quickly that we had 13 " of rain In 6 hours and the levys had broke and the entire area was at risk, I told them I would get dressed and grab a few things and our cocker spaniel and he then told me you have no time for that and your pet cannot go, I refused to leave without our baby, she was our child in a sense, in fact in many ways, so I stayed and continued to do as needed, and then was able to leave when I walked out carrying our little dog in my arms the water had rose to about 4 and half feet , and rising quickly, before it was all over we had over 6 foot of water inside our home, I had never been so devastated in my life, 35 years of hard and long hours gone in a flash, and it has not ended yet we have hired several guys claiming they were contractors only to get ripped off and faulty work, we have replaced every single piiece of drywall in the entire house,all the electrical, we had new floors put in and now the kitchen floor is swelling and we are at a lost, we were told by our local flood coucil that we would get help from the amish but that never happened, all we have gotten is promise;s and faulty work, we have spent close to 30,000 in material from lowes and even our carpet and floors, but they tell us they cannot do anything, so we continue to go through this nightmare, living everyday looking at bare green drywall, and living in a construction zone,and we pray daily that someone would come our rescue,I have wrote Opra,Dr.Phill,Ellen,And have heard nothing,I have wrote Mike Holmes, did receive a letter back from him telling us they only do work in canada, we live in a small town in Indiana and no movie stars or celebritys have come or offerred any help, your welcome to look at the devastation on you tube just type in flood martinsville,In , this devastation affected 9 countys. please we our at a point of begging for help. Thank you and God Bless !