Thursday, September 8, 2011

Situation report

The situation at York Izaak Walton is bad, but we are working on it.

The storm and subsequent flooding is unlike anything I have ever seen. There is an incredible amount of damage to the ranges, and a lot of stuff is missing. Part of the rifle range was destroyed. I mean concrete slabs ripped out and overturned. Water was at least 5 feet deep inside the stat shack. The refrigerator was turned upside down. Water was so deep it got inside the trailer, and filled every shed. Watermarks at different places show at least 6 feet. All of the props in the back pits were contained by the fences and gates, but is in a big pile in pit 4. The driveway was blocked by a tree in one place and washed out in three with gullies up to 3 feet deep.

Several of us spent most of the day cleaning out the stat shack. We had to shovel mud out, wash everything that can be saved, and throw away or burn a lot of stuff. The road is passable to 4 wheel drives now. I think. Tomorrow we will tackle the trailer, and maybe get to some of the sheds.

Saturday is our scheduled match set-up, and it is now at least part recovery effort. If recovery goes well, we will set up the match. We've got our fingers crossed.

I don't like cancelling matches, and we'll make every effort to host the September USPSA match, and shotgun side match. The decision on the match will be made by 5:00pm Saturday and I will post it here.

Wish us luck.

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