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Quincy riverfront residents and businesses picking up the pieces

Along the riverfront South of Quincy, residents and businesses are still picking up the pieces, and some are still wading through water.

Boats shored up, waiting for residents to take them back to their homes after they get off work are still a common site on the west side of Bonansinga drive, but there are signs that things will return to normal soon.

“We’ll we’re getting ready for Memorial Day weekend, with the flooding it did put half of my campground underwater, with my concrete pads I’m trying to let them dry out as much as possible, let the grass dry as much as possible,” said Owner of Driftwood Campground and RV Park Denise Brown.

“I’m good this weekend but next weekend I have a full house and so we’re running a little bit behind on the mowing, the pool, the roadwork, and driftwood.”

Brown’s campground is on the east side of Bonansinga. She said this week she’s playing catch up, but one aspect she doesn’t have much control over, she hopes the sun and warm weather could help her out.

Brown said she hopes the ground under and around these concrete pads dries out before next weekend

“It’s the concrete pads I’m worried about putting big rigs on, a concrete pad that’s been soft underneath that’s been underwater for like a week or so,” said Brown.

On the west side of the road, many residents have been hit hard by the flood and others are still boating in and out of their homes.

“We’ve been floating like ever since march, we had a little time where we didn’t have to float and all that, but other than that we’ve been boating since then, we’ve finally got it down to where we can actually walk a little bit, it’s kinda muddy out here and everything,” said Quincy Riverfront Resident Jami Moulton, adding he’s lucky they don’t have to take the boat anymore.

He said his family had to add almost half an hour to their morning routine to get ready every morning. The water came up to here on his home, and even got into his living space a bit.

Moulton showing how the water got up to the bottom of his home

“We lost a lot of stuff but we’re trying to come back up and do the best we can you know,” said Moulton.

On both sides of the road, they’re hoping things dry up as soon as possible.

“We just hope that this sun keeps shining and everything dries out,” said Brown, adding that she had to move many of the people who keep r-vs up to higher ground, and some even had to leave the park due to flooding, but most residents are back as of now.”

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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