It's been one week since flooding ravaged parts of
Vernon and Crawford Counties.
And for some residents.
the cleanup work is only beginning.
News eight's Eric Jacobson joins us now with an update.
Emergency management in Vernon County now estimates
the flooding caused over 10 million dollars in damage.
And while residents are still spending time repairing
volunteers continue to help those affected get back
on their feet.
NAT POP: Cleanup
It's a week into cleanup at Second Nature at Reads
a nursery just south of Viroqua.
One week ago.
it was a sight of pure devastation.
Basically our back half of the nursery was gone.
A few plants remained in the arbor system, some of
the preenuals were good, but a good chunck of what
we've worked so hard for the last two years had been
Besides losing much of their year's worth of work.
the money lost in inventory and repairs.
as well insurance not covering the cost.
makes last week's flooding.
even more heartbreaking.
Right now, cruching the numbers, we're looking at
probably anywhere 500,000 to a million dollars in
Just up the road.
Jason Schmidt and his fiance had finally found their
perfect home along the creek.
We closed on it on the 13th, and about a week later,
the flood happend.
We weren't here the morning that it happened, but
I showed up a few hours after the crest of everything,
and found all the devastation.
Their house suffered siding damage.
as well as six feet of water in their basement.
Their guest cabin located by the home slid off its
It's pretty hard to put into words.
Like I said, I was just stunned, in shocked silence
about how much damage.
I didn't realize how much water could do so much damage.
Emergency management says that as of Thursday morning.
numerous roads remain closed in Vernon County.
The number continues to fluctuate because of a number
Eventually they will all be repaired, but what they're
finding is that road appears to be ok, but it may
have been undermined, and now they are collapsing.
But even during the darkest of days.
volunteers have shown up to help in the week since.
willing to give any of their time.
to help those in need.
To have people drive in the driveway and say, I'm
here, I've got my boots I brought some gloves, I want
to come help you for a few hours or a day is humbling.
People that we don't know, new friends that we made,
groups that have reached out to us -- There are no
words to say thank you to other people for saving
In Vernon County, EJ, N8.
The nursery said because of the volunteers willing
to help this last week.
they have been able to hold their normal business
hours as a result.
As for the Schmidt's.
the damage is delaying their move-in at least a month.
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