Turns out, it raised the river near my storage unit rather a lot. Reportedly, my unit took about a foot of water.
My first opportunity to go see the flood's damage, toss the wrecked, and try to salvage the rest, is tomorrow, Sunday, afternoon.
I could really use some assistance. Ordinarily I'd offer to cover gas and dinner afterward, but due to current economic conditions, I cannot offer much of anything immediate to helpers beyond heartfelt gratitude.
My unit is a 10'w x 20'd x 8'h box, with shelving units front-to-back along both sides, and a bunch of furniture filling the core, pretty much stacked to the ceiling. I've basically got to pull out most of what's in the middle, so I can access the bottom shelf all around, and also deal with the furniture (and in some cases, its contents) that's on the floor of the core.
The damaged-beyond-recovery is destined for the facility's dumpster; the bulk of what survives has to go back into the unit.
Nothing is *terribly* heavy -- I've moved everything in there by myself at least once -- but the small space means some things do need more than two hands, especially where they're stacked creatively.
I'll be leaving Boston-ish about 1pm, and should be at my unit in Clinton by 2:30. I'll have a two-wheeler furniture dolly, and a trailer on my car to make the move-this-sodden-heap-to-the-dumpster part easier. I'll also have a big box of non-latex gloves so you can keep your skin clear of the oogies.
If you can be there to help, please call or text my cell, sixty-one seventy-eight thirty-eight eighty-five eighty-four, for the address and/or directions.
And if you can't be there, please think good thoughts that what I find is not as bad as they suggested it might be when they called to tell me about the flood. Every little bit helps.