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Sue - what a mess, I am sorry to hear that. I'd gladly accept an excess
rain. Flat roofs are not the most intelligent design, you are correct.
Especially in a part of the coutry where you get rain and snow. Is any of
this insured I hope?

 On 10/14/05, Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net> wrote:
> Oh Lordy, Sue.....been there; done that and it ain't no fun at all.
> You have my deepest sympathies.
> I've been in bucket brigade myself. Have a section of "flat" roof -
> actually slopes as all flat roof areas should - has EPDM on it, but
> it's been there a while and I think the hot, dry summer has pulled
> some of the joints as I'm getting leaks where I've never had them
> before......sigh....another item to add to the to do list - get roof
> replaced:-(
> Still raining here - has been off and on for several days. We have
> now gotten all we really need. While there has been some localized
> flooding around here, as Jim says, we're sure not in as bad case as
> you guys further north, who are getting the worst of this lot of
> water.
> I wish old Ma Nature would be a bit more even-handed when she doles
> out weather; seems the old gal can only go to extremes. She must be
> on one really bad mood this year! Possibly she's getting fed up with
> the human race, who do not seem able to take care of their
> planet...can't say as I blame her, but, still.......
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Sue <sue.nyc@att.net>
> >
> > I'm in New York City-Staten Island to be exact. I woke up this
> morning to
> > find my bedroom ceiling partially
> > caved in thanks to all the torrential rains we've been getting
> Luckily the
> > bed and computer are dry, but an entire bookcase full of books, one
> night
> > table, and part of a brand new rug are soaked and ruined-and water
> is still
> > coming in. On top of that there is a crack forming in the kitchen
> ceiling!
> > We're waiting for the landlord to show up, and
> > silently cursing the idiot that built this building with a
> completely FLAT
> > roof!
> >
> > Sue
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Kemp TX
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