The owners of Skip-a-way Resort and Campground in Dubuque, Iowa, have been working feverishly for the past several day cleaning up almost $200,000 worth of damage from floods, television station KCRG reported.
“In the camping season here in Iowa, we have three big weekends: Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day,” said Steve Baker, Skip-a-way Resort owner.
Baker wasn’t about to let a flood get in the way of this big weekend.
“It covered a whole section of the campground. There was about four-and-a-half feet of water in here,” said Baker.
The water wiped out all of the park’s gravel roads and cement slabs. Plus, the storm fried the entire electrical system. Crews have already hauled in almost 100 truckloads of rock.
“My brother and I own a construction company and we got together on Saturday morning and we said, ‘We have the resources, let’s fix it,’” said Baker.
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