Month later, some flooded businesses reopened, others not
One month ago, employees had to use a canoe to get to the Hitching Post Restaurant after the Ohio River flooded the East End. Now the Hitching Post is back in business. But some flooded businesses are not. The Hitching Post was closed for two weeks during the flood and the cleanup, owner Judy Beck said. Water rose about 3 feet inside, and it came up fast, she said. They were inside at 1:30 and four hours later they were driving through 14 inches of water. But that was nothing compared to the Flood of 1997, Beck said. "In '97, we had 7.5 feet," she remembered. With help, she managed to save all the food and equipment before the river rose, she said.