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Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(290 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Rob Ficalora
Posted by: britcars
Date: August 28, 2017 06:27PM

Has anyone heard from Rob? If my geography is correct, he doesn't live too far from Houston.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(800 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Rob Ficalora
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 28, 2017 07:03PM

Phil, Rob and his family are fine. Wife and her Grandmother left Houston on Friday to ride out storm away from area. Rob was/is traveling and plans to return to Houston via Dallas in a rental car. His neighbor called and advised there is minor flooding at the Lake house but appears only minor. Believe the primary house is on high ground. Maybe updates will follow later


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Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(290 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Rob Ficalora
Posted by: britcars
Date: August 29, 2017 09:02AM

Kelly, thanks very much for the information.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1110 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Rob Ficalora
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: August 29, 2017 05:45PM

Rob had maybe 1" to 2" of water downstairs the other day when he looked, it was down when he was there looking, hopefully he can get in there today and cut the sheet rock out about 2' up the wall before mold starts. This all depends on all the new rain that is coming in + the release of water at the lake.

Calvin

Update:
Rob said he kind of dogded a bulit on the damage. Some areas maybe a foot of sheetrock, and others just base boards....didn't need to remove cabinets. Water is down!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/30/2017 01:16AM by 74ls1tr6.


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Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2336 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Rob Ficalora
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 30, 2017 11:49PM

Thanks for the thoughts (& emails/txts from others). We are blessed, it could have been way worse (and was for a lot of people in Houston). Places that have never flooded before - including our house - flooded with this storm. We are blessed; very little damage - especially when compared to so many others.

Here are a few pics of our house to help visualize...

Back yard normally...
Back of house.jpg

And from the other side of the cove...
Roof 7.jpeg

Different angle, but same back yard on Monday...
2017 Hurricane Harvey flooding & flood damage (11).jpg

Water was about 1/2 to one brick high above the slab & seeped in through the weep holes in the brick work. Had to cut out a foot of sheetrock in the back but just baseboard height in the front of the house. Interestingly the insullation was just damp, not soaking wet like I'd expected (& have found when helping others in similar situations in the past).
2017 Hurricane Harvey flooding & flood damage (3).jpg

Luckily no furniture was damaged and the cabinets in the kitchen weren't damaged.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2336 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Rob Ficalora
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 30, 2017 11:56PM

One more pic for perspective on how fast the water came up. Now, this lake is 21,000 surface acres. Consider how much water it has to be taking in to go up that much that fast (basically 24hrs). Now, factor in that they were releasing 25,000 cubic feet per second much of Saturday & by Sunday night they were releasing 80,000 CFS. It's staggering.

Lake level.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2017 12:06AM by rficalora.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(443 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Rob Ficalora
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: August 31, 2017 10:20AM

Glad you didn't get too much damage, Rob. Going to be a long, hard road back for a lot of people. Stay well.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1209 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Rob Ficalora
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: August 31, 2017 09:02PM

Beautiful place Rob.
Makes it worthwhile to put up with the odd "glitch".
You should have it good as new in no time.

Live like you mean it.
Fred

PS next time it floods...close the gate! :-)


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