A neighbor from across the street dropped off some photos from the recent northeaster in November and a scanned on a couple of them since they are from a different perspective than those we took from in the house. Both were taken BEFORE the high tide on the evening of November 12, 2009, which occurred after dark on Thursday evening and was approximately a foot higher than the morning high tide. The first is a photo looking at our house from across the street (at this point water had not come into the first floor) and the second is a view of our neighbor's pier on Hampton Roads harbor proper. The pier is generally a good 7 to 8 feet above the water level, yet in the photo all of the decking of the pier is under water leaving only the piling tops showing (their entire yard was under water).
Meanwhile, we are still trying to finalize things with the insurance adjuster so that we can start with the repair work - which will take 6 to 8 weeks to complete.