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Volunteers Help Clean Up Wild Ramp After Water Damage

Reported: Apr. 29, 2014 5:31 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 29, 2014 5:47 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Darrah Wilcox) -- The fast-moving rains created quite a mess for a Huntington business Tuesday.

The Wild Ramp couldn't exactly call employees to come in and help clean because it's chiefly run by volunteers, but fortunately they had plenty of willing volunteers to help them dry out after some water damage.

Krystal Payne and her husband were opening up the local food market in Heritage Station Tuesday when they realized something was wrong.

"I went in the back office, and there was an inch or two of water all over the floor," she said.

She thought maybe the freezers had defrosted due to a power loss but quickly realized water was coming in under the back door of the market.

"There was water all over the floor in the market, and in the back room," Payne said.

A blocked drain built up about 6 inches of water out back and flooded much of the market.

"We had to call in volunteers and move everything out of the back room and clean up everything. We've got shop vacs in here. Parks and rec sent some people down to help us clean up with mops and buckets," Payne said.

With just two paid employees, the Wild Ramp is completely dependent on volunteers.

"We have to rely on our volunteers to come in and help us for situations like this, and not just running the store, but when emergencies like this happen," Payne said.

The market will rely on even more volunteers when it expands and relocate in just a few weeks at Central City. Ironically, staff members said this flooding may actually be a tiny blessing in disguise for the upcoming move.

"Now that we've moved everything out, we can sort through and be like, 'Oh, we don't want to take this to the new store, we should get rid of it or find somebody who needs it, " Payne said.

Payne said volunteers can find out more about the upcoming help the market needs with the move on its Facebook page.

A little water also got into neighbor Commonground Shoppes, but didn't do any damage.

The Wild Ramp will reopen on Wednesday, thanks to nearly a dozen volunteers working all day to clean up the mess.



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