1. have all valuables up off the ground or basement
We decided to leave at 52 ft. because at 53 ft. our town will become an island and there will be no getting off for who knows how long. Or worse, the town could flood and we would be stuck here. Some people who live in the country or outside of town have already had to evacuate because the roads to their homes are under water. See the house in the background?
Our hermit crabs and beta fish will join us but our dog will go to the doggy sitter cause pets aren't allowed at the hotel. We are hoping not to be gone for more than a week but who knows at this point.
The crappy thing (yes, crappy) is that we have to turn off our electricity which means all the contents in our fridge will spoil and most be thrown away before we leave. Yes, I have considered bringing an ice chest but really only for the most important stuff. I can't put frozen meat in it with milk and expect it to keep for a week or more. Another thing is that our office /craft room, and bedroom are on the bottom floor of this house. We have so many things to bring to the top floor and we have only done the office so far. We will have to carry our mattresses and 1 dresser plus clothes and shoes up stairs still. And since I am pregnant I am unable to help with this and my poor husband is breaking his back.
As of this morning the river level is at 50 ft. It seems to be rising about 1 ft a day.At this rate we will be gone in 2 days but with mother nature you never know which way she will go.