We didn't make it to the island today. Now we will try Monday. I am at peace with whatever I will find. If I got 6 in of water that means new sheetrock at least halfway up & flooring, new fridge, freezer, wine chillers, wii, ps3, couch, bed, almost all furniture, maybe new kitchen & bathroom cabinets, all new clothes, a loss of many books. Anything that was near the floor has to be thrown out when hit with that type of floodwater. All cloth in the house after this long will be mildewed & unsavagable. It's a chance for a huge new start with many new items...again.
25 years ago, I had a similar re-boot with Hurricane Alicia. 25 years ago I learned that stuff is just stuff. This will be much easier. Pictures are on saved computers, lessons learned are remembered.
Mom & Dad had to leave 2 cars & lost both. Todd & Dad's boats are both ruined. My pool & Dad's unfinished pools are trashed. We know all this without getting there yet. Insurance claims have been started & EVERYTHING was insured. Dad is even excited with getting a new car & boat already.
We are all in high spirits - we are all together & safe!