Several days ago, a very large tornado touchdown in the area.
My family and I were lucky, because our home was spared from major destruction.
We did have some excessive damage to the garage and kitchen. A large tree fell on the corner of the house. It just missed the bedroom where the kids were sleeping soundly. My wife and I know how lucky we were like the tree only hit the kitchen and garage. It’s going to take several days for us to hire a contractor and get all of the work done. In the meantime, there is a fairly large hole in the house. We have the damage covered with tarps, but there is still a lot of heat and moisture in the house. We have no way to control the amount of warm air, so all we can do is fight the heat and humidity. The insurance company provided us with two dehumidifiers to place in the area. The dehumidifiers are very large and they are loud. We have one of them in the garage and another sitting in the kitchen. We turn off the dehumidifier during breakfast, because it always scares the kids. It is really loud, but it does the job. Since the insurance company brought us two dehumidifiers, the indoor air quality has changed significantly. A lot of the moisture is gone. The levels are getting lower every day, and we will eventually be able to fix the hole and patch up all of the damage. Until then, this is the best we can hope for.