"On the night of
"When the flood occurred, my family pizzeria was nearing its third anniversary. To that point I had not never experienced any real flooding in my business. We had a mop sink back up a couple of times but that was because of debris in the drain.
"What we experienced on
"I have submitted a video of what I walked into that morning and I was literally heartbroken. I knew we would be shut down, at least in our basement and prep area, for a few days but didn't fully comprehend what a hassle this was going to be.
"We acted fast and were able to engage a flood remediation company at a great price to get going on our flood mitigation. Our insurance company,
"Then on 8/28/18, it happened again, albeit less water. We still needed to bring in another flood remediation company and pay another insurance deductable. As a small business, with sales of about
"However, the lasting effect of this also debilitating as there has not been a major rainstorm since that I have not sat awake and or driven directy to the restaurant to see if it's happeneing again. We've seen a few more minor incidents and have come to learn that much of this is caused by an age and capacity issue with our muncipal sewer system. Moreover, some of the capacity issues rekate directly to new development in the area.
"Our local municipality has been quick to act and address this issues as best they can, but this does little to ease my mind every time I see big storms on the radar. Many in our community were hit harder than my business and my heart goes out to them. In fact, we subsequently did a fundraising effort for a family that lives near the
"Since that time, new development seems to moving ahead full steam both up and down the river and around