Disaster Hits Home – Mom’s Home Flooded by Historic Rainfall in TX

Update posted by SCOTT WESSELS On Nov 01, 2018

It's been two weeks since 4' of water stormed into Mom's home and wiped out 95% of everything. And today my parents, and my entire family, are amazed by how much support has come in from friends and family like yourself through your monetary donations and hard work around the house. Thank YOU again.

Donations today total $9000, and as you can expect every penny of it is needed to restock the house once it's ready for move-in. Todd Wright the President of Fidus Construction has come through like a champ with his crew and vendors to demo and save the house. An electrician had the power back on as of yesterday and now the home is in the 'dry out' phase as fans and dehumidifiers do their thing, we expect the home will be completely dry by next week.

In the meantime, Mom and Bennie are just down the street living in a vacant house that a friend of hers kindly opened up to them. And they are not alone. Another neighbor and victim of the flood water, an 89 year old elderly couple who had 2' of water in their home is living in the house too while their family rushes to repair their home.

November timeline for next steps on the house:

  • Hang new sheetrock week of the 5th
  • Install counter tops and kitchen cabinets the week of the 12th
  • Paint the week of the 19th

It's astonishing to say that they may move back in the house by the end of Nov/early Dec, and thanks to all of YOU, that just may be the case. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season coming up. This has been an eye-opening experience and we cannot thank you again for having our back during this tough time and you can be sure we'll pay it forward.

Best regards,

Scott Wessels







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Update posted by SCOTT WESSELS On Oct 21, 2018

A bunch of heavy lifting has taken place at Mom’s house over the past couple days evident by the massive pile of contents now in the front yard. Parents are living in a neighbor’s empty house just down the road and now have a bed, refrigerator and necessary essentials keeping them comfortable and safe.

The construction crew, volunteers, and family moved fast to clear out the house and removed sheetrock, insulation, tile, etc. And set up generators to power the numerous fans blowing throughout the house to dry it out asap.

TX Governor made a public Disaster Declaration for multiple Central TX counties on Tuesday making relief resources available from the State. National Guard and the Red Cross are now in the area assisting those in need. Llano County officials are in the community going door-to-door to assess the damage and document the names of residents severely impacted by the storm. The President has yet to make a public Disaster Declaration which will kick-in FEMA support, however that may come this week as the destruction dollar figures start to be reported.

It looks like we have 3 more days of rain ahead (Mon – Wed) before this particular storm moves on and we can get some much-needed sunshine and heat on the home.

Thank you to all of you that have offered your prayers, muscles, love and generous donations. We will continue to keep you updated as we go.

Best regards,

Scott Wessels

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Hope this helps in your recovery!

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Sending love to you and your family xxx

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Thinking about your family and hoping for a smooth and easy as possible repair and recovery from this. I know the road ahead looks long and hard, but at least they are safe and well, which is all that matters. May they continue to stay safe and well during this hard time.

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Hope all is back to normal soon.

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Thinking of you during this difficult time.

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