So in preparation for the second round of warnings, we had to reinforce our home yet again and take all our belongings upstairs to the second floor.
Although we had a cement wall built outside every entrance to the house we also needed to take care of other openings in the windows and slits in doors that would allow water to come through. We have never done anything like this before and so the only thing I could think of was to place some plastic sheets under the doors and in any crack I could find. I also wrapped our table legs with plastic as you will see in the pics.
Will let you know if all this works... the waters have flooded the area which is only one street over. The beginning of our Soi (small street) is already flooded but we are crossing our fingers that it will not go deep into the residential area as that is where our home is.
|Our slit windows with plastic sheets covering them. Not sure how long it would hold if the water did come and it is above a meter.|
|Our Table legs wrapped in plastic.... Just in case!|
|Our empty shelves... the place just like when we first moved in... no actually it looks even barer than when we first moved in.|
|The cement wall in front of all our house entrances. We have four walls of this sort... so every time we walk in or out of the house we have to climb over this. An in convenience yes, but it is better to be safe than sorry.|
|These are the sand bags at our front gate... they will be organized better once we hear the sirens go off.|
|The plastic sheets to fill the door and window slits.|