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atomdanger
05-22-2011, 06:25 AM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/19/article-1388660-0C24806F00000578-225_964x425.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/19/article-1388660-0C25E69700000578-339_964x592.jpg

Spiritwalker
05-22-2011, 09:47 PM
see.. those are people that take matters into their own hands...

I would hope that I would be able to do something similar... even if I had to rent the equipment!!!

atomdanger
05-22-2011, 11:50 PM
see.. those are people that take matters into their own hands...

I would hope that I would be able to do something similar... even if I had to rent the equipment!!!

I was impressed that someone with such a humble home did something so drastic to save it.

REMY
05-23-2011, 02:43 AM
Know for sure this is real...seems it might be fake.

flo
05-23-2011, 03:49 AM
Know for sure this is real...seems it might be fake.

It's true, though. I'm not sure if this applies to any of the above pictures, but last week on FNC they showed a man building a berm around his house to stop the flooding; an engineer they interviewed said it should hold.

Look here, Remy. (http://video.foxnews.com/v/954204013001/mississippi-resident-builds-makeshift-levee)

Play The Man
05-23-2011, 03:58 AM
I admire their ingenuity and self sufficiency.

flo
05-23-2011, 04:15 AM
I admire their ingenuity and self sufficiency.

Yeah, absolutely, PTM. How refreshing is that?? I'm sure many folks are that way but it doesn't make as good a story as those who just wait around for a tax-payer bailout.

suntereo
05-23-2011, 04:42 AM
I was impressed that someone with such a humble home did something so drastic to save it.

humble? he's got ac and everything on the spread! And apparently he puts his money into farm equipment.

DonnaMaria
05-23-2011, 03:28 PM
That is really amazing! About how many homes were saved this way? Just the two?

Really a great idea. Hopefully this idea will help people in the future.

Twinsmama
05-23-2011, 04:21 PM
it is hard to imagine that someone could do that. where did they gett all the dirt from? that is ALOT of dirt. Many, many dumptruck loads. i wonder how long it would have taken to do that? i can't imagine how much that much dirt would have cost. or if they dug it themselves how long it would take to dig and move it.

County Mike
05-23-2011, 05:01 PM
Pretty cool. Could they just dig the outer perimeter to get the dirt? Then they'd have a moat first to collect some water before it all rose high enough to need the dirt wall.

Twinsmama
05-23-2011, 06:00 PM
i don't thinks so. there are things you can't dig up around your house. water lines and power and stuff. i sent the pics to my brother and he said probably fake. the guy was on the video he posted had done that before and said he had access to equipment. he probably had the dirt piled and his damn wasn't all tapered off and looking pretty. it could be real but i have a hard time believing it. if it is real though that is cool!

atomdanger
05-23-2011, 07:13 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388660/Mississippi-River-flooding-Residents-build-homemade-dams-saves-houses.html

There is an article and more of them.

Seems real to me

Twinsmama
05-24-2011, 12:32 PM
I hope it is real. Probably one of the best decisions they ever made.