Alexandria businesses start to open after flooding, cleanup continues

ALEXANDRIA, MO (WGEM) — Businesses in Alexandria, Missouri, are starting to open after being impacted by flooding, but cleanup efforts continue.

The Smokerz Outlet, off of U.S. Highway 61 near Alexandria, Missouri, had five feet of water in the building during flooding, but they are now open.

General manager Sherry Ramirez says crews are still working to fix the walls and cooler and restock shelves.

Ramirez says despite the store not being ready earlier in the week, they needed to start selling again, so employees had previously set up racks in the parking lot to sell product.

Ramirez says the nearby gas station, U.S. Oil, is also open. However, they are not accepting credit card payments because the system was ruined by the flood.

 

Natalie Will

Natalie Will

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