The Cavendish Connects website now includes much of what was included on this blog as well as a calendar of Cavendish events. The new blog, “The Dish,” includes the Cavendish Update as well as on-going information.
People know they don't have flood insurance, are finding that their insurance will not cover their damage, or have very high deductibles. Because this was a flood, and who knows what was in the water, the longer it's left untouched, the more likely you will have mold and other problems. This then creates a health hazard. Please be sure to use proper gloves, masks, ventilation etc. We are working to get these at the Cavendish Cupboard. There are some limited tools to help with clean up at the town office and the fire stations. However, a helicopter just landed so maybe there are more cleaning tools in this shipment.
FEMA was here yesterday assessing damage at various residences. They were telling people to take pictures, document what is being done (include expenses, time spent by you and volunteers) but go ahead and starting cleaning up.
Tom Kennedy asked that following be included in the next update: Cavendish and Proctorsville will each be getting a roll-off dumpster and packer truck for Household Flood Debris ONLY starting tomorrow. Disposal will be free. Eligible items for the dumpster include storm-ravaged furniture, water-logged rugs, ruined clothing and mattresses, etc. HOUSEHOLD items only. No trees, branches. Storm-damaged appliances will be accepted. I’m assuming that is in addition to the dumpsters that are already located in Cavendish and Proctorsville, but I will need to check on this.
This morning SEVCA told us that if you qualify for Weatherization, this program would be able to replace water heaters, furnaces etc. If you have had Weatherization since 1994, they are trying to see if they can replace damaged heaters etc. Keep in mind they are trying to do this, but haven’t had it confirmed. They are keeping a list, so you may want to call and cover your bases. The contact is Marie Grey Weatherization SEVCA. 802- 722-4575.
Dinner tonight is being supplied by Cota and Cota. It will be a BBQ of steak tips, chicken and other delicious treats. Take a break and come by starting at 5:30.