On Sunday morning, volunteers met at the
The group scraped mud, powerwashed and put chlorine bleach on everything.
"Today's just a matter of cleaning and powerwashing everything,"
He advised people to stay out of some rooms in the basement due to the large amount of mud.
Volunteers and members of a halfway house showed up throughout the morning to help. Wilson said the materials and items the trust stores in the basement were salvageable.
"It's just a matter of cleaning out the bathtubs," Wilson said. "We already have a buyer for some of the radiators."
"We're trying to establish a good relationship with
Philips said the
"This is a preservation group we want to model after," he said.
Wilson said once the group realized the basement was flooded, they put in pumps to help filter water out.
"We didn't know right away that our building flooded," Wilson said.
The basement had about 3 feet of water in it, and the waters found its way up part of the staircase leading to the basement.
Despite the unpleasant smell of floodwaters, Wilson said sales haven't been affected.
"People on the upper levels get used to the smell," Wilson said. "People have been very understanding of our situation, and our sales haven't been impacted that much."
Wilson said the basement should be fully accessible after Sunday's efforts.
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