User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

64° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.


[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Madison Businesses Clean Up After Storms

May 7, 2012, 9:54 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Madison Businesses Clean Up After Storms

Flooded Memorial Creek in Madison caused thousands of dollars in damage to homes and businesses as storms swept through the city over the weekend.

Nearly six inches of rain fell in Madison and more fell in other parts of Lake County.

Zane Bruns is part of a construction crew working to put new sewer and water lines in Madison. Instead of installing pipes, on Monday they were searching for equipment that washed away during the storms.

"Basically going through and trying to find what's missing for parts and kind of walking the creek and people's yards trying to find all of our stuff that had gotten washed away," Bruns said.

They also found merchandise washed down flooded Memorial Creek from Campbell's Supply, which is just a few blocks upstream from their job site.

Employees at Campbell's were also working to clean up their shop Monday.

"This is just a little pile here that we had just shoveled out from underneath our semi trailer and that's just one little area and we've got a lot of area to do yet," Campbell’s Supply manager Les Bulick said.

Across the street the damage is worse. The floodwater collapsed the basement of Madison Family Dental, washing out thousands of dollars worth of dental equipment that was housed in the basement.

"We have a new vacuum unit and compressor on order, which is very expensive. I've got to rebuild that foundation wall and the other kicker is I called my insurance and they said, 'Floods are excluded from the policy.'  So it looks like a bill I'm going to have to take care of on my own," dentist Troy Keyes said.

And the damage from the storms has put the Madison businesses out of business for at least the next few days.

"It's got us shut down probably all of this week. I'm hoping to be going maybe Thursday or Friday, but we'll see," Keyes said.

The manger at Campbell’s also says it will be a few days before their shop reopens.

"We're trying to get it cleaned up, but we'll be going in just a little while again. We just got to get some stuff cleaned up and get some different equipment and be ready to go," Bulick said.

The Lake County Emergency Manager says 90 homes and businesses across the county reported some type of damage from this weekend's severe weather.

Previous Story

Next Story





View news

You may also like

Fishermen Find Body Of Sioux Falls Man In Oakwood Lake

10/6/2015 12:30 PM

The Brookings County Sheriff's Office says the body of 73-year-old Martin Jepson was found floating in the lake around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Full Story
Teen Found With Drugs, Stolen Gun Inside Vehicle

10/9/2015 11:02 AM

Police said the car was missing half of its license plate and a registration sticker.

Full Story
Sheriff Asks For Help In I-90 Death Investigation

10/7/2015 2:23 PM

Capt. Paul Niedringhaus says authorities are looking for information from anyone who traveled in the area of I-90 mile marker 397 under the Kiwanis Av...

Full Story
Police: Watertown Juvenile Arrested For Making Threats

10/8/2015 9:28 AM

Watertown Police received a report that a juvenile threatened to shoot people at Watertown High School.

Full Story
Police Find Person Of Interest In Mitchell House Fire

10/8/2015 1:41 PM

The woman Mitchell authorities have been searching for in relation to a house fire has been located following a vehicle chase.

Full Story