Reflecting on the Flood
11 Oct 2016
As fast as the crest came, it went. But, unlike the Flood of 2008, this flood will be known for the damage we’ll never see. By “we,” I mean those of us who didn’t have businesses or homes in flood-affected areas.
For businesses, specifically, even with no water damage, being closed for a week means loss of stock (food, drink, retail items), loss of revenue and the gaining of a whole lot of heartache. How do we help those businesses in need?
- Volunteer your time, volunteer to haul, volunteer to do something for these businesses that is in your wheelhouse. Maybe you are great at painting…find out, thorough the United Way of East Central Iowa’s website what businesses need that skill
- If you’re thinking of shopping, going out for a drink or going out to eat, find a flood-impacted establishment. While you’re there, take a selfie with your purchase and post it to social media using the #CRGavelChallenge hashtag!
- Thank our city leaders, employees and the contractors for their fast work! Ask community leaders to continue to work on the citywide flood protection plan. We dodged the bullet on this one! Although we flooded, we ended up three feet below the highest projection. AskForMatt.com will tell you, preparation is always the best defense.
Let’s get back to work, back to life, and start thriving! As always, if you have any questions, just AskForMatt.com!