SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT)- The majority of the damage reported in Jackson County was in rural areas, however, some businesses in the heart of Scottsboro sustained damage as well. One small business lost thousands of dollars of product due to flooding.
Patrick Woosley is the owner of Patrick’s Meat Market, a small business which has only been open for a few months. Not only did the store sustain damage on the floors from the flooding, but thousands of dollars worth of merchandise were lost.
Woosley says there were several inches of water on the floor, so he had to unplug the meat case.
"I lost everything from one end to the other. It’s a 24 foot long meat case, I’ve yet to put the numbers together, but I’d estimate 5 to 10 thousand dollars straight to the trash can.”
Not only did Woosley suffer the loss of the meat, but he also missed the opportunity to be open the day after Christmas- a busy day for meat markets. Despite everything, he remains optimistic.
"I try to see the bright side of things. I lost a lot of product, I didn’t lose my house, I didn’t get ransacked by the tornadoes like some people did. What I’ve got can be replaced, hopefully, and you know we’ll make it through this.”
Patrick’s Meat Market is a part of a strip mall on Parks Avenue in Scottsboro. Many of the businesses impacted by the flood waters are new businesses, and they all encountered a couple inches of water.