Monday, October 29, 2012

2200 Update (now with photos!)

We're still here! We're moored to a dock that is completely submerged. Our mooring lines are stretched tight to moorings that are 4 feet or more underwater. The surge is about 14 feet above normal high tide. Gusts are over 115mph, seems to be holding steady winds around 75mph.

 My truck is gone. I loved that truck. I shall mourn it.
My employer's office presumably is a total loss.
So far, no one has been hurt or killed within my company's ranks. This is a major success.
 I don't think we'll be moving tomorrow. It's nasty.

 If you can see from the pic, the water is receding now. It's currently about the height of the doorknob at the warehouse, so, figure about 3 1/2 feet above the dock. Quite a misery.


John Feralirishman said...

WOW..glad you are still alright. It must be amazing, very dangerous but amazing. Sorry to here about your rig, that sucks big time. Stay safe man.

HT said...

Glad you and your fellow workers are alright,surprised your getting online.Well one thing if your barge goes up on the dock there at Pt Eliz. maybe one of the cranes can put you back in the water!LOL Good luck out there Paul.

HT said...

Looks like there is 19 boats around you there, at least you have plenty of help if needed.

Jay G said...

The truck is gone? NOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo!!!!

(howls for the Ram headed to Dodgehalla)

Glad to hear you're okay, though.

Paul, Dammit! said...

A coworker made the very valid point that if I had invested in a jack-up kit and 36" tires, this would never have been an issue.

c said...

So so so sorry about your truck! damn!!