The Elm River RV Park near Glenholme, Nova Scotia, was in pitiful shape Monday (Sept. 22), the Chronicle Herald reported.

Dozens of RVs were swamped with water from the heavy rainfall Monday morning that flooded the Debert River.

“There was nothing like this,” said Winston Bennett, who runs the RV park with his wife Bernice. “This is the worst ever. I never saw anything like this before.”

Bennett has been watching the water in the Debert River ebb and flow for more than 25 years as proprietor of the park.

The flood destruction leaves Bennett with more questions than answers.

“I have no idea,” he said of the cost of the cleanup. “We haven’t come to it yet. I’ve been talking to our councillor and he says, that depending on the situation, he’s going to come and talk about maybe disaster relief.

“It’s just a massive, massive, massive cleanup and repair. Our roads are all torn up. We have sites ruined, gravel over sites. We have power pedestals knocked over, water pedestals knocked over. We haven’t even had a chance to really take stock of the situation and see what we’ve got.”

The RV park has 118 sites and Bennett estimates there were about 50 RVs there during the flooding, most of which sustained damage.

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