Floodwaters Submerge Clarksville Business Lot 5-03-2011 - WSMV Channel 4

Floodwaters Submerge Clarksville Business Lot 5-03-2011

Reported By Forrest Sanders
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.
Queen City Metals owner Mike Cherry says he's never seen a worse day for business.

Video: Clarksville Business Lot Submerged In Water


“We’re in a lot of financial problems, absolutely," said Cherry. “We’re not getting the drainage and the drainage through the rest of our property. The sinkhole has not been able to take it.”
From his property all the way to the Orgain lot next door, everything was submerged in flood water Tuesday. In the Pick-A-Part yard, the water was so high, it reached the windshield of some vehicles. Cherry said rows of cars are now useless.
“We’re shut down," said Cherry. "Once the water goes down, instead of selling the parts, they’ll have to be crushed and sent to the recycler to shred them.”
Knowing many of his cars will never make a profit, Cherry said he's hoping to ensure this flooding doesn't happen on his property again.
“We’re looking for other alternatives like putting a holding pond on the other property to help with the drainage on the subdivision," said Cherry.

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