Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

We are still in the process of cleaning up the offices and parking lot of all the mud and water, the drywall has been cut up to 2 feet up from the floors and new insulation is being installed. Arturo and I were able to get into the canal and clean out the flow door of roots and debree  that were jammed inside it and remove the mud in the bottom of the canal that prevented it from opening. We depend on this to get the water off our property and has not been functional since march of 2008. We have repeatedly asked, begged, requested that the City get a crew out to clean it out so we would not suffer flooding. they completely neglected the requests. Now you can see the results.

flood in front of buildingFlood in front of building

Flood in back Flood in front of building

Water in studio Water in studio

Water in Phil’s office Water in Phil’s office

cleaning mud from parking lotCleaning mud from parking lot

Carpet and furnature Carpet and furniture damaged

Drywall removal Drywall removal

Propane heaters to dry out walls Propane heaters to dry out walls

Drowned computer and hard drive Drowned computer and hard drive. Also drowned an Apple G4 and Apple 15 inch laptop & Apple laser printer.Flooded strobe power pack- We lost 4 of them to water damage.We lost 4 strobe power packs to water damage.

One of the problem drains One of the problem drains the City refused to clean.

Our own drain maintenance sinc the City has not done it. Our own drain maintenance.

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this really stinks This really stinks and is polluted. This is after we cleaned it as much as we could stand.

The canal after water has draind from the canal 9 days after the flood. The canal after water has drained from the canal 9 days after the flood.