User uShare Login | Register
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.


55° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

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

 

Rock Rapids Business Cleans Up After Flood

June 22, 2014, 12:10 PM by Kathleen Serie

Rock Rapids Business Cleans Up After Flood
ROCK RAPIDS, IA -

Rock Rapids, Iowa was one of the hardest hit towns from recent flooding this past week.

Scott Wissink has owned Scotty's Paint and Body Shop for 24 years, but nothing could prepare him for the five feet of water that filled his business earlier this week.

"I honestly, kind of froze up. I hit the wall. You know, as they say, you hit a wall every day and you just can't deal with it, I was there," Wissink said

The floodwaters have come and gone, but this small town business is just starting to pick up the pieces from the damage.

Wissink entered his business for the first time since the flooding on Wednesday, and even though the shop was in total disarray, he and his family have been working ever since to save what they can.

"We're doing this as a family. Everything we do is family," Wissink said.

Relatives aren't the only ones helping out. Wissink says friends and even strangers have been volunteering to assist in the clean-up process. Even previous workers for Scotty's Paint and Body, like Todd Klosterbuer, are reaching out a helping hand.

"I've been going through the toolboxes, trying to clean out the toolbox and just get everything taken out so we can get it all cleaned up and everything," Klosterbuer said.

Crews could also be seen sweeping mud out of the shop and cleaning equipment. Although it'll be awhile before his shop is up and running again, this business owner is staying optimistic.

"We're really happy for the support that everybody's had for us, and not just us, the whole town. I mean, this is one of the biggest disasters in my lifetime I've seen, we've got some pretty good people here in Rock Rapids," Wissink said.

Something Wissink couldn't be more thankful for.

Some good news, Scotty's Paint and Auto Body did have flood insurance.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Two People Go To Hospital Following Fight

7/28/2014 11:30 AM

Sioux Falls Police say a large fight behind the Best Buy store on 41st Street landed two people in the hospital early Sunday morning.

Full Story
Fmr. Walworth State's Attny. Charged With Rape

7/30/2014 1:27 PM

The former Walworth County State's Attorney has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree rape.

Full Story
Clerk Hurt During Attempted Robbery

7/27/2014 8:07 AM

Sioux Falls police are investigating an early morning attempted armed robbery that injured a clerk at a west-side convenience store.

Full Story
Severe Thunderstorm Hits Corsica

7/26/2014 5:55 PM

Severe storms dropped heavy rain and large hail today in many parts of KELOLAND.

Full Story | Watch
Two 16-Year-Olds Arrested In Vandalism Spree

7/25/2014 11:30 AM

According to Sioux Falls Police, two 16-year-olds were arrested overnight after a vandalism spree.

Full Story


Events