Therea s still flood trouble in River City VIDEO

Jul 26, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WBBM-AM Chicago

The weekend flooding is still causing problems for thousands of people whose homes have basements - and for several hundred people whose luxury home is on top of a parking garage on the river.A Anybody who's taken an architecture tour of the Chicago River has seen River City: a 17-story, 446-unit condo building at 800 South Wells.A One of the few ...

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 2 of2
Matt

Chicago, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Jul 29, 2010
 
I live at River City and I'm currently displaced to my girlfriend's studio and I'm feeling a bit homeless/unwelcome because I had to bring my entire home office & computer with me.

This has been a total wreck and residents are now hearing that the earliest we can move back is 10 days from the Wednesday they said it would be fixed. Furthermore, the residents are only allowed 10 minutes to gather thier belonging and even guided through the building by police escort the whole time.

The building has been touted as luxury condos but the hallway ceilings leak every time it rains and the American flag on the roof is clearly torn to absolute shreds. And now with the flooding situation I find it hard for them to keep any integrity left inside the spaceship-like complex that is River City.

Furthermore, residents who lived at River City will each find out that the owner's home-owners insurance will not cover any damages related to flooding (which this is). Contacting FEMA will offer no support because this is not listed in thier current disaster directory yet. Currently, your only option is to catch a bus from River City to a homeless shelter or try to get the Red Cross to help you in some way...

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Jul 31, 2010
 
Govt is always your worst enemy. Make govt your servant, not your master (this flood was deliberately caused by YOUR beloved govt).

And,

Don't wait to fix anything broke. If you do, it will haunt you during a disaster.

The town of Cicero is sueing the sewer entity ?

All mechanicals should always be installed just above ground level, never below.

Furnaces (AC too), hot water heater, electricity circuit-breaker panels, clothes dryer/wash machines all need to be installed above the ground.

And,

Oversized water pumps must be installed. I have two exterior/interior wall taps drilled. Water pump hoses or generator cords can be routed thru them, from the outside into the basement (for emergency use only).

My disaster equipment and preparations are not only for natural disasters, they're for when the govt decides to create a disaster. Govt created disasters are worse than disasters created by nature.

Why does govt create disasters ? Answer: to give govt a legal excuse to force undesirables to vacate the property (allowing police to search it).

Govt is always our worst enemy.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 2 of2
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

102 Users are viewing the Chicago Forum right now

Search the Chicago Forum:
Topic Updated Last By Comments
Strategy 5 min USA-NOLongerNo-1 6
Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas decl... (Jan '09) 7 min Taeb 67,880
Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 7 min John Galt 1,078,665
Children were thrown to hungry crocodiles 9 min KidsRBiteSizedLuvdByCrocs 4
Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 12 min SpaceBlues 45,762
Stretch of Chicago roadway named for Mandela 16 min MandelaWasAsamboMurderer 4
Abby 7-23 25 min edogxxx 11
•••

Beach Hazards Statement for Cook County was issued at July 23 at 10:02AM CDT

•••
•••
•••

Chicago Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Chicago News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Chicago
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••