December 18, 2002
You went, into your empty house, with hoses&shovels&squeegees and you hosed the damned thing. You can't imagine how much mud there was...and sewage. The Red Cross gave out cleaning kits and hot meals. Spaghetti and bleach. Combo special! And you cleaned&cleaned&cleaned and there was and is still mud everywhere you look.
To battle the mildew, they brought blowers&suckers&foggers&dehumidifiers&desiccators&fans and they blasted the hell out of the house with disinfectant and mondo fans for days to dry out the house.
Brings up questions of electricity and water, yes. And phone connections yes and propane tanks. And mail...