MAMARONECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Two weeks in the past Wednesday the rain fell, the water rose, and downtown Mamaroneck was flooded.
Companies within the Westchester County village are working to get better, however the course of requires endurance, exhausting work, and a very good measure of optimism, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.
At Faculty of Rock, the screaming guitars have been changed by a special soundtrack, as staff take away drywall and clear up the mess the remnants of Hurricane Ida left behind.
“We misplaced all of our gear, amps, audio system, guitars. It’s some huge cash,” Faculty Of Rock’s Vanessa Ridder stated of her enterprise’ six-figure loss.
All through Mamaroneck, epic piles of rubbish stay, two weeks after the huge flooding receded.
The losses are eye-popping. Simply when it comes to coolers and fridges, Juarez Restaurant took a couple of $30,000 hit. The homeowners have been lastly capable of meet with contractors Wednesday to formulate a rebuilding plan.
“We’re listening to from contractors, you recognize, there’s a back-up in gear. It won’t be for 2, three months that each one that will get shipped and delivered. It’s gonna be some time, however we’re gonna come again from it,” Mario Juarez stated.
That optimism shines on banners within the enterprise district. Simply above the flood water line, a locksmith posted a promise to return greater and higher. On the exhausting hit UFC Gymnasium, the proprietor is punching again at misfortune.
“If I let my spirits go down, it trickles all the way down to my employees, to the members, after which I’m actually out of enterprise. So I gotta keep upbeat it doesn’t matter what,” Dean Ballantoni stated.
He’s holding courses outside and grateful for shoppers who’re sticking with him.
“Now we have glorious protection for them within the type of small catastrophe loans for companies, that may very well be as much as $2 million, with a small rate of interest and reimbursement functionality in 30 years,” the SBA’s Liliana Tschanett stated.
Rocked by Ida, downtown Mamaroneck is cleansing up and transferring on.
The SBA additionally has help for companies that didn’t endure bodily harm, however have suffered economically as a consequence of influence on foot visitors within the flood zone.