In June 2011, about 46 RVs and 22 mobile homes had to evacuate Larson’s Landing in Yankton, S.D., to leave behind what later became a lifeless area; however, now, a year later, that story is nothing but history, KCAU-TV, Sioux City, Iowa, reported.

A tight knit group of friends and family helped Doug and Linda Larson of Larson’s Landing remove thousands of sandbags and clean up the park.

Now, a year later after the flood, the park may look slightly different but has come a long ways.

It opened back up for business April 1, bringing back life to the once flooded area.

“I want to cry, not because I’m sad but because I’m happy,” said Linda. “I use to cry because I was sad. This is just a miracle.”

To help cover some of the expenses the Larson’s were given a disaster loan by the federal government.

Because it couldn’t cover all of it, the Larson’s had to use personal finances to cover the rest.

The park is planning to stay open until Nov. 1.