Flooding Costs Business Profit

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Eddie Davidson is an employee here at Billy’s Oyster bar in Caryville, Florida.

Instead of shucking oysters, he's shucking water out of the restaurant.

"I am not going to work on account of the water being inside, it's probably a half an inch to an inch."

Since late Wednesday afternoon showers have flooded roads in Caryville and caused Billy's to close their doors and line them with sandbags.

Officials say it's one of the few businesses left in the area....since others have left because of flooding in past years.

"We have one drainage system down one of our streets and it couldn't handle what we got yesterday and last night."

Officials say they would like to put more drains in the area...but don't have enough funding.

They say that left when residents did to make matters worse...last month's rain fall isn't helping the current situation.

"We were still full from about a month ago, we had a minor flood here in Caryville and we still are full, it hadn't drained off at all."

While officials try to work out a plan on drying the area....employees like Davidson have another problem to worry about.

"It put a hurt on us, we just got 40 bags of oysters in this morning and we need to get rid of."

Caryville's fire chief says for every inch we see here in the Wiregrass, Caryville receives a foot and unfortunately, officials say every time it rains, it stinks.

Officials in Caryville say they are preparing for another round of rain this weekend.


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