Neon community working hard to reopen businesses after flood


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NEON, Ky. (WYMT) – The Neon community remains to be working hard to get better from the flood.

At Letcher Flower Store, proprietor Emory Mullins has labored on daily basis to restore his retailer.

“See how hard I’ve been working. Listen, it’s been a month, but it was five foot of water, and about a foot of mud in here. And I painted the floors, painted the walls, got new counters,” he stated.

The flower store had over 5 ft of water that broken every little thing. After changing what was destroyed, Mullins is worked up to reopen.

“Now you can see that I’ve made progress. I’ve probably ready to be open back up, I’m fixing to be back open Tuesday,” he stated.

Junction Drive-In additionally had 5 ft of water which destroyed the entire gear inside. After a month of repairing, they’ve opened again up.

”We’ve labored endlessly, day in and day trip, and took only a few breaks, however we’re so excited to be open as we speak,” Lisa Maggard, proprietor of Junction Drive-In, stated.

Church buildings are additionally recovering from flood water destroying furnishings and gear.

Neon First Church of God hosted their routine Sunday service as we speak within the Fellowship Corridor, as everybody there gathered to get better collectively.

“Most of the days we’ve been down here cleaning or giving stuff to other people in need, and going around and doing stuff at other people’s houses around town,” church member Myra Ward stated.

The church remains to be working on changing the sanctuary ground and partitions.

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