Last weekend I and my family experienced a terrible storm. Torrential rains and flooding made for a total pain.
From Saturday afternoon until Monday, water needed to be consistently pumped out of our basement. Hundreds of gallons of water were drained by filling buckets and dumping them away from the house. We had an electric pump, too, but that didn’t seem to make any headway, either.
During that first long afternoon, we were fortunate to have some of our friends come and help relieve some of the stress of hauling water buckets for long hours. Eventually, we got two more pumps working, and everyone managed to relax a little while the basement drained. It felt good when I no longer needed to regularly check the water level and make sure it stayed down.