Hurricane Ian Flooding Impact

Hey guys, I normally do not do things like this but unfortunately I was horribly affected by the recent Hurricane Ian as many others were. Early morning half of my apartment complex was flooded and I began assisting others with moving their items and cars as quickly as possible. That is when I went back to my apartment and realized it was slowly rising. I did not have much time to react and all I was able to do was move my car and dogs to a safe spot while I came back to my apartment. I soon realized that the water was getting too high and I had to leave my apartment complex for my safety leaving most of my belongings behind and covering the front of my door as best as possible. A few hours later I returned back to my complex with my best friend to see if my home was flooded, which unfortunately it was. During the time it was only about 7 inches of water in my apartment, but now I do not know how much worse it has gotten as I am unable to enter my complex/apartment due to the severity of the flooding. 

I do not know how badly damaged my property is. As many of you know I run a small business selling vintage pieces out of my home and through depop. I am unable to access those items to continue my shop. This is a very hard time for me and I am feeling very lost and conflicted through this all. 

I currently do have friends and family that I am able to stay with during these hard times, however I am uncertain of the future for my apartment and valuables. I made a rough estimate guess with the amount of funding I may need to cover moving expenses and property repair. Anything helps. The support I have gotten from the community has really brought me to tears as this is just a very hard time for me. I thank everybody who is willing to donate. I love you guys. 

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Abigail Mercado
Orlando, FL

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