As cleanup continues in Denham Springs after our historic flooding, some local businesses are still unsure about the future.
Some have re-opened the doors, but others are still struggling to make repairs.
For some, they aren’t even sure if they will ever open again.
Charles Looney, the owner of Cheap iPhone Repairs, said, “The sad part about it is i know a majority of business owners, I know most of them wont come back they just don’t have the money you know, they lost everything”.
He also said that one of the main problem is that many businesses including his, didn’t have flood insurance.
He is still a month away from moving back into his store, but that hasn’t stopped him from operating.
Currently, Cheap iPhone Repairs is operating out of a temporary office in the parking lot.
They are still making repairs and currently offering discounts on flood damaged phones and tablets.
The owner over at Cavalier House Books, John Cavalier, said that it could have been a lot worse.
He had no flood damage at the store, but he did take a huge hit on inventory.
He said, “We got three or four feet in our off-site warehouse where we store a lot of our inventory. We’ve lost about 30 to 40 thousands dollars of inventory that we use for our book fair business”.
Everyone of these people have different challenges that they are facing, but most agree one of the best things they can all do to get through this difficult time is to lean on each other.
Cavalier said, “Shopping local is the most important thing. I believe is going to be the fastest track to get us back on our feet”.
If you are going through Denham Springs, every open sign you see is a small victory.
It shows that this business fought back from the flood.
With every sign comes hope that Denham Springs will be back and better than ever.