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Poll: Majority of readers escaped flood damage

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The weekend of June 7, 2008, will always be fresh on the minds of several residents in the Wabash Valley.

Heavy rains caused massive flooding in the area that weekend, and several Clay County residents suffered because of it.

In its recent online poll, The Times asked its readers, "How much damage did your home receive from the recent flood?"

Readers were given the following options to choose from, including:

* None,

* A minimal amount,

* We had to rip the floor out, and

* We're going to have to gut the house and start over.

A total of 297 readers voted on the poll, with 203 (68.4 percent) saying they received no flood damage.

Seventy-four readers (24.9 percent) said they received a minimal amount while 11 readers (3.7 percent) said they were going to have to rip their floor out. Nine voters (3 percent) said they were going to have to start over.

A total of two readers commented regarding the poll question.

One reader said, "Compared to others, minimal. However, our finished basement is now unfinished and we will start over again. And that doesn't include all the fencing that has to be rebuilt outside."

Another reader said, "Had water in our basement two times and we were waiting to see what (insurance) was going to pay on our damage back in February and March's damages and now we leaked inside our house after waiting on the (insurance) for three months."

The current Times' online poll question is in regard to The Times' television guide it supplies readers weekly.

The Times is asking its readers, "Do you still rely on the TV guide provided by The Brazil Times?"

Readers are given two options to choose from, including:

* Absolutely. Without it, we wouldn't know what was on television, or

* No. I find out what's on somewhere else.

As always, readers have the opportunity to comment on the poll question.


Readers' opinion

Question

How much damage did your home receive from the recent flood?

Answers

* None -- 203 votes (68.4 percent),

* A minimal amount -- 74 votes (24.9 percent),

* We had to rip out the floor -- 11 votes (3.7 percent),

* We're going to have to gut the house and start over -- 9 votes (3 percent)



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