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Members Affected by August 2010 Flooding

posted Aug 13, 2010, 1:17 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 16, 2010, 7:30 AM ]

We have had AFSCME Local 96 members affected by major flooding and several more affected by minor flooding. 

Major Flooding includes: 

  • Paula Sandlin
    • Evacuated with short notice from her apartment on S 5th Street in Ames on Tuesday night
    • Two feet of water causing damage to through the entire apartment at crest of Squaw Creek Wednesday afternoon
    • Picture in Ames Tribune of cleanup
    • Thanks go to Susan Siev, Jean McMaken, Debbie Carter, Linda Dutton, and Andy Bock, AFSCME Local 96 members helped to recover what could be salvaged on Thursday before the management company came in to remove and discard all flood damaged property and begin reconstruction.
    • Items salvaged are stored in a U-Haul truck, and help will be needed to sort and clean once Paula can move back in her apartment, hopefully within two weeks of the evacuation around August 24. 
  • John and Nera Davis
    • Flooding and sewer back-up of 8" in finished lower level of house
    • Insurance is expected to cover structural repairs except for $1,000 deductible
    • A significant amount of carpeting and other household items lost are not covered
  • Skip (Ed) Cox
    • Flooding up to the floor level of trailers in Meadow Lane Trailer Park
    • Skirting, insulation, ventilation/heating ducts and other mechanical equipment below floor will need to be repaired, cleaned and/or replaced
    • Loss of everything in storage unit
    • Quoted in Ames Tribune article
If you know of others in immediate need of help in handling flooding, or if you are available to help where needed, please contact Local 96 president Andy Bock at 515-291-3487

If you wish to donate to the AFSCME Local 96 good and welfare fund, please send your donation to Secretary Treasurer Liese VanderBroek

We will be posting information on other ways you can help your sisters and brothers in our local as recovery work continues