we found our houseboat after the flood 6-17-2008

Houseboat DESTROYED but not by the flood

We have a houseboat/ boat house at Ellis the flood had moved our houseboat to Ellis Lane and 8th street... we had heard that it was there.. so on June-17-08 went around and came in the back way of the park, a police officer gave me permission to see if it was there, as long as i stayed out of water...to my amazement it was in great shape..... very hopeful... sure the water had tore off my front deck, but the rest of it was fine, inside not a thing was moved everything was in its place… My father-in-law’s flag and awards from the service were still on my fireplace.. Today June -20-08 we went down because they finally opened access to 8th street and to our HORROR our property had been destroyed....WHY???? IS THE ANSWER WE ARE LOOKING FOR.......

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bh24 says ... on Sunday, Jun 22 at 12:20 AM

Have you gotten any answers yet? We have waited patiently for word on what is happening at the harbor, primary residences and business had to come first. But we are citizens too. All we want to know it when we can get in too clean up. Sad

Stephanie says ... on Sunday, Jun 22 at 5:49 PM

What do you think happened to your house boat?

Sahri21 says ... on Sunday, Jun 22 at 7:20 PM

sorry to hear about that. I'm sure someone looted/vandalized it. Either that or the barrels gave way (I don't know how they're attached) and rolled out and led to the rest. I hope you can come back from this. It is a shame that your hope was crush

Tammi says ... on Sunday, Jun 22 at 8:19 PM

Who destroyed it,the City? I find this unbeleivable. It saddens me. This was someone's home, maybe just a summer home, like a cabin. It was their Livelyhood, does that not matter? We've all lost so much, why not save what we can?

barbie1965 says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 7:02 AM

Hopefully we will find out soon. we talk to alot of people but there are little answers. I can only guess that whom ever made all those tire tracks is the one responsible for shoving it off the levy and destroying our Houseboat :-( thanx 4 posting..

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 8:12 AM

Looters should be hung they are NOT human.

Tim says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 11:41 AM

It Looks like heavy duty tire tracks and not that of a pick-up or car, well that only leaves the clean up crew, this is just to bad that first they won't let you on the water to rescue your personel property, then they won't let you down their!! Sad

Cassandra says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 4:59 PM

I am so sorry that this happened to you. I hope that the truth will come out and you will be compensated greatly! It's a terrible thing to happen, esspecially after so much has already been losted. Best of luck and many prayers to you and your family

Serious says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 5:38 PM

Are you serious? It was in the road they pushed it off with a bobcat. You're lucky they didn't flatten it into a pile of rubble! What did you expect, they just keep the road closed till you get round to moving it?

Communism in CR says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 8:13 PM

Anyone else see the pictures of Jim Prosser and Mayor Kay on the side of milk cartons at their local Hy Vees as missing persons? Oh wait, they came out of hiding like Sadaam did when Bush arrived. I applaud the city workers and some of the leaders!!!

ARE YOU SERIOUS says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 9:02 PM

NOT in the road or in the way... just on Levy.. what could a person do untill they open the road. NOT A THING... By then it was destroyed.. The guard was keeping us all out.. No way to get it RESPECT FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY I GUESS IS WHAT I EXPECTED..

Ann says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 10:37 PM

They should of left it in the street until it could of beem moved. I bet Serious did not lose any thing in this flood.

MDH says ... on Tuesday, Jun 24 at 1:08 PM

You should have taken pictures when you first saw it as well as when you went back.

another hb owner says ... on Tuesday, Jun 24 at 2:58 PM

You might want to contact the parks or streets departments. When they were trying to get the roads open they had to remove the levee and I would guess that whomever they hired had to move the houseboat off of the top of it. Try Rob Wagner

Realhumanbeing says ... on Wednesday, Jun 25 at 7:05 AM

Serious, whats wrong with you? How about saying you feel for these people instead of being so rude to them. Did you lose anything in the flood??? And how about the flag and service awards from a man who helped to give us the freedom to post today!

house boat owner too says ... on Wednesday, Jun 25 at 1:23 PM

I'm sorry about this. we know of a pontoon boat that was fine then vandilized and written on You Have Been Robbed. It is so sad many have lost so much and will continue to lose. We lost our house boat a little one cost less than used car but fun us

Just A Citizen says ... on Wednesday, Jun 25 at 7:47 PM

Looters should be hung @#$%^&*! These people are trash!

Unsure says ... on Wednesday, Jun 25 at 10:48 PM

Last weekend while cleaning up in the same area I seen people over by your boathouse getting barrels and loading them into their truck. I believe the same truck came back at least 2 times? Maybe they were scavenging for good barrels and damaged it.

nursinterupted says ... on Thursday, Jun 26 at 3:28 AM

I am so sorry to hear about all that is lost...i have never been through a flood but i watched kcrg news for days and kept up with everything...its so unbelievable...all the devastation...i wish everyone well...good luck from memphis

Seriously Frustrated says ... on Thursday, Jun 26 at 3:13 PM

People who have not lost or think maybe they lost more than others are bitter. They lash out in an attempt to feel better about themself. I'm sorry for everybody's loss. Some people have no compassion, they are just miserable people, like Serious!

mick48 says ... on Thursday, Jun 26 at 10:30 PM

In times of great need you would think that some people would pull together and not take advantage of another person's loss. I hope for your sake you are compensated for your loss!!

ARE YOU SERIOUS says ... on Friday, Jun 27 at 7:49 AM

Call me the waaaaaaambulance, my home was flooded 6 feet deep and is getting bulldozed and you expect me to care about your boat house? Wow, man, you've got some weird priorities.

Seriously Frustrated says ... on Friday, Jun 27 at 11:48 AM

Hey "Are you Serious" my mother-in-law got 12', she's staying with us, yet she finds ways to stay positive. Lot's of people have lost everything, how your life goes on depends on how you handle adversity. You either Rise Above, or sink in sorrow.

ARE YOU SERIOUS says ... on Saturday, Jun 28 at 11:56 AM

Or, you troll KCRG.com posting comments getting people worked up for your jollies. Thanks for making my weekend.

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