Businesses ruined by Monday’s flash floods are anxiously waiting to hear if federal aid will be available.
In East Dallas, the cleanup is underway.
For headwear company You Go Natural, it took three days to drain the water and mud from inside the building. The team of 40 employees arrived Monday morning in a mess.
About two feet of water rushed through the building, destroying sewing machines, fabric and inventory.
“You could see the boxes that were in front of the facility moved to the back of the facility,” said Monique Little, CEO and Founder. “All the machines were wet. Everything was soaked. The water had receded by then, but there was still a lot of damage.
Little started the business at his kitchen table and eventually grew into an 8,000 square foot production facility with 40 employees.
After Monday’s weather, we don’t know what will follow.
“It was really unexpected for everyone, so we’re taking it day by day,” Little said.
Few are still waiting to find out what the insurance will cover and whether a federal disaster declaration will be declared, opening the door for help through the Small Business Administration.
Local authorities are encouraging businesses and owners to file a damage assessment to better estimate statewide damage.