Businesses begin cleanup after flooding in Hamilton

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Talking to business about how they are doing the day after.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Businesses on Hamilton's west side are in the process of cleaning up — and drying out — after a heavy rain caused flooding in the area.


Josh Bowling is the owner of Sign Addiction at 648 North E. St.

“It was pretty scary, really, to see water come through the front of your doors,” he said.

Bowling estimated as much as two feet of water outside his building.

He worked until midnight yesterday to clean up his store in order to re-open today.

“I’d say we’re probably out right around $2,000, $3,000,” Bowling said.

Edward Reid, of Bartels Heat and Cooling at 929 Main St., said, “this isn’t the first time we’ve gotten some water into our building.”

He said employees used buckets to scoop out the water leaking into the building yesterday. Employees were also trying to clean up the water with shop vacs.

“Just trying to keep ahead of the water coming in,” Reid said.

He said the business suffered some “minor carpet damage” in the front of the building and needed to replace carpet in the back of the building.

“Other than that, we didn’t come out too bad,” Reid said.