VERNON COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) -

It's been one week since flooding ravaged parts of Vernon and Crawford counties.

For some residents, the cleanup work is only beginning.

Emergency management in Vernon County now estimates the flooding caused over $10 million in damage.

While residents are still spending time repairing what's left, volunteers continue to help those affected get back on their feet.

It's a week into cleanup at Second Nature at Reads Creek, a nursery just south of Viroqua.

One week ago, however, it was a sight of pure devastation.

"Basically our back half of the nursery was gone,” owner Jennifer Tubbin said. “A few plants remained in the arbor system, some of the perennials were good, but a good chunk of what we've worked so hard for the last two years had been washed away."

Besides losing much of their years’ 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.

"Crunching the numbers, we're looking at probably anywhere (between) $500,000-1 million in damage,” Tubbin said.

Just up the road, Jason Schmidt and his fiancé had finally found their perfect home along the creek.

"We closed on it on the 13th, and about a week later, the flood happened,” Schmidt said. “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 foundation.

"It's pretty hard to put into words,” Schmidt 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 of factors.

"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,” Vernon County emergency management spokeswoman Linda Nederlo said.

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,” Tubbin said. “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 our business."
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.

Here's a complete listing of road closures in Vernon County as of Thursday afternoon.

Road NameTown/CityProblemNotes
ANDERSON RDCLINTON (T)ROAD CLOSUREWATER OVER ROAD 
COUNTY P/SPRING COULEECOON (T)ROAD CLOSUREWATER OVER THE ROAD
S GLASS RD/UPHAM ST/STEELE STDESOTO (V)ROAD CLOSUREBRIDGE POSSIBLY COMPRIMISED - NO WATER
COUNTY ROAD JJFRANKLIN (T)WATER OVER BRIDGEBRIDGE COMPRIMISED CTH JJ CLOSED OFF 14
HINKST HOLLOW RDFRANKLIN (T)ROAD CLOSUREWATER OVER ROAD
LOCKINGTON RDGENOA (T)ROAD CLOSUREROAD WASHED OUT
E SIDIE HOLLOW RDJEFFERSON (T)ROAD CONSTRUCTIONCULVERT REPLACEMENT AT E6835 E SIDIE HOLLOW RD- ROAD IS OPEN
HELGESON RDJEFFERSON (T)ROAD CLOSUREMUDSLIDE
IRISH RIDGE RDJEFFERSON (T)ROAD CLOSUREWATER OVER ROAD, ROAD CLOSED
CHURCH RD KICKAPOO (T)ROAD CLOSUREMUD SLIDE
E RIVER RDKICKAPOO (T)ROAD CLOSUREWATER OVER ROAD
LARSON RDKICKAPOO (T)ROAD HAZARD
LYSTER RDKICKAPOO (T)ROAD CLOSUREDEBRIS/WATER ON THE ROADWAY KICKAPOO TWSHP AREA
MICK RDKICKAPOO (T)ROAD CLOSUREMUDSLIDE ON MICK OFF CTH T, ROAD BLOCKED
STATE HIGHWAY 131KICKAPOO (T)ROAD CLOSUREROAD WASHED OUT BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD S AND COUNTY ROAD U
SUGAR GROVE RDKICKAPOO (T)ROAD CLOSUREROAD IS BREAKING AWAY-NOT ABLE TO PASS
AMES HILL RDLIBERTY (T)ROAD CLOSUREWATER OVER ROAD, ROAD CLOSED
DAY CREEK RDREADSTOWNROAD CLOSUREWATER OVER ROAD
N WATER STREADSTOWNROAD HAZARD
W KICKAPOO ST/USH 14READSTOWNROAD CLOSUREClosed between S Water St and S 4th St for Bridge Replacement from May 23-early November, 2016
ANDERSON RDSTERLING (T)ROAD CLOSUREWATER OVER ROAD, ONE LANE PASSABLE
RAG HOLLOW RDSTERLING (T)ROAD CLOSUREROAD WASHED OUT. ONE LANE PASSABLE
SIDIE HOLLOW RD/COUNTY ROAD NNSTERLING (T)ROAD CLOSUREWATER OVER ROAD
DUCK CREEK RDWEBSTER (T)ROAD HAZARDWATER AND ROAD WASH OUT
HAUGRUD HOLLOW RDWEBSTER (T)ROAD CLOSUREEMERG VEHS ONLY DUE TO BRIGE PROBLEMS
HUSKER HOLLOW RDWEBSTER (T)ROAD CLOSURESLIDE OFF-EMERG VEHS TO THE (S4102) GUDGEON'S 
BATTLE HOLLOW RDWHEATLAND (T)ROAD CLOSUREWATER OVER THE ROAD
BOHLAND HOLLOW RDWHEATLAND (T)ROAD CLOSUREBRIDGE IMPASSABLE
HAYDEN RDWHEATLAND (T)ROAD CLOSUREBRIDGE OUT NEAR E2622 HAYDEN RD, OTHERWISE DOWN TO 1 LANE
HOLT RDWHEATLAND (T)WASH OUTDOWN TO 1 LANE ONLY
MELLEM RDWHEATLAND (T)ROAD CLOSUREWASH OUT, PASSABLE VIA 1 LANE OF TRAVEL ONLY
RAG HOLLOW RDWHEATLAND (T)ROAD CLOSUREROAD WASHED OUT
TAYLOR RD AT BOHLAND HOLLOW RDWHEATLAND (T)ROAD CLOSUREBRIDGE AT THE INTERSECTION IMPASSABLE