|© 2007 Gainesville (Texas) Daily Register
Gainsville, Texas, Glass Businesses Await Flood Calls
Not inches, but feet of water is how one glass shop manager describes the flooding
in downtown Gainsville following the June 18 rains that have devastated
parts of North Texas.
"We're literally 100 yards from the flooding," says Darla Cash, office
manager of Glass Doctor in downtown Gainsville.
"We're talking cars submerged and people on tops of their houses and refrigerators
it's unbelievable what I saw," she says
Cash says her shop is one of the fortunate businesses that escaped
the flooding in the downtown area. Her shop was called to respond
Monday to a local woman's plea for help. The woman had locked her
keys and her baby in her car and had to have them break the window
as the water started to rise around the car. The baby and mother
According to Gainsville's Chamber of Commerce, the initial flooding
and rains that continued throughout this week have affected more
than 75 businesses in the downtown area alone. The Chamber could
not yet give a dollar estimate as a result of the flood.
Another Gainsville glass shop that does automotive replacement
is expecting additional jobs, as a result of the storm, to begin
"One of the automotive shops we deal with is out of work. They are under
four feet of water and all of the cars they were working on are now totaled,"
says Jody Slaten, co-owner of A Quality Glass.
"Everyone is just waiting for the insurance companies now," Slaten