Casaroti Flood Relief-Louisiana
The next day, a friend drove his boat to the Casaroti house. It was under 3-4 feet of water. He said it was one of the worst affected areas he had seen that day. The water inside was up the the keys of the three music studio grand pianos. They also had an upright Steinway there. There was no insurance on any of these instruments and they are a complete loss. They did not have flood insurance, because they were not in a flood zone. Both Crystal & Joao left their wedding rings in the house. This is a devastating occurance. Other people in their neighborhood were not as lucky however. They needed to be rescued from their roof tops. Crystal & Joao are thankful they had forewarning even if it wasn't much. It was less than 20 minutes. If they hadn't received the phone call or knock on the door from their neighbor the water would have reached baby Anthony before them.
Now they are trying to process all that happened and move on. It is likely the home will need to be rebuilt from scratch. Most items in the house will need to be replaced. FEMA will cover only a fraction of the cost for repairs. Any additional assistance is appreciated. They will need help getting the house as soon as waters recede. Thank you in advance. God Bless!
We are currently living in a FEMA trailer. It's pretty small, but we don't have too much stuff so it's not too bad, Joao had cable and internet installed last week so that has made things less difficult. It's also good to be next to the house, because people keep trying to go into our back yard to look through stuff. Last week I found the sliding glass door was left completely open because it hadn't been locked and someone had gone through the back gate and into our house. It didn't look like anything had been taken, but there really wasn't anything to take.
Tomorrow an insurance inspector is coming out. Mason insurance dropped us after the flood so we had to get new insurance on top of everything else. Apparently the new company is coming out tomorrow to check some things even though we are still under construction to make sure they still want to cover us. If so, they will come out again after the rebuild is complete and do another inspection,
In the midst of all of this chaos, Joao and I have been blessed each day with the smiling, seemingly unaffected face of our sweet baby Anthony. He makes us so happy. In two weeks he will be 10 months old. He's crawling, standing, almost walking on his own, saying mama, dada and baba, and has his third tooth about to pop through. I can't wait to be able to redecorate his room.
Thank you all so much for the ongoing support!