Cleanup continues in Alpine after flash flooding

Posted at 10:07 PM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 01:07:06-04

ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) -- Businesses and homeowners in Alpine spent Wednesday cleaning up after Tuesday's flash flooding. The area saw over an inch-and-a-half of rain and beat a previous record set in 1992.

Residents say water ripped through Alpine Blvd damaging businesses and knocking down trees.

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Kelly Boykin, owner of For the Love Gift Boutique says her store only opened up two weeks ago.

"My partner Laurie saw the mud and called me said you've got to get down here, we have mud, we are wet and I just thought the whole building, the ceiling fell in or something But the whole thing took out the plants, bushes."

Down the street at Alpine Garden and Gifts, flood waters rushed through their property, ripping off part of a small bridge.

"I kept trying to run in and salvage things that were floating on past, you know you just think of odd things what to do, so I would grab a pot or a plant or statuary piece. But at one point when railroad ties were floating by I was like I can't get in the water, it was up to my knees here."

Business owners put sandbags on their property in anticipation of more rain but hope they are spared by Mother Nature.