Middleton area businesses slowly recover from flood two weeks ago, some say it may take months
MIDDLETON, Wis. — The weeks of floods across Wisconsin are being called historic for a reason. Businesses have been underwater throughout the region, suffering thousands of dollars in damages.
Weeks after the floods hit the town of #Middleton, recovery is a long process for many businesses. Some saying it may be months before they fully recover and restore their business back to normal. More tonight on #News3 pic.twitter.com/alxYyfvCFm
— Jamie Perez (@JamiePerezTV) September 5, 2018
Some businesses suffered so much flood damage, they probably won’t re-open. Others are slowly but surely getting back on track.
At Standard Imaging, a Middleton area business located along Deming Way, they’re somewhere in the middle.
“The water was gone, it was just flowing through the area like a river.” said Ed Neumueller, co-owner of Standard Imaging. “We lost so many valuable pieces.”
Two weeks after the floods left two to four feet of water throughout Neumueller’s building, the place is now gutted and the walls are being replaced.
“We’re functioning. We’re not at full speed but we’re getting there,” Neumueller said. “It’s always a bit shocking when you first see it, so you’re not thinking of how long it’s going to take to recover.”
Recovering is all they can do at this point, like many businesses along Deming Way.
“I know we can do it. I’ve always known we could do it. It’s just how much time and trouble it will be,” he said.
Neumueller said although they’re making progress, it may be up to a few months before they can fully operate and get their business back to normal.
“The confidence is there but it still tears at you just the same. So it’s hard to feel good about it when you see the mess that it leaves,” he said.
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