Many businesses in Sand Springs are back up and running after the recent floods and some are even helping with the relief effort.
Sand Springs Chamber President Kristen Cepak said many of her members that were affected were on Wellston Park Road, including Hargrove Manufacturing, Air Solutions and Industrial Maintenance Supply.
Cepak said Hargrove Manufacturing got about 4 inches of water inside and the factory portion of the building was able to re-open as of June 6.
“There was no sheet rock in the factory (part of the building),” she said. “The office part is still closed.”
Cepak said the Webco Star Center off Highway 51 had restricted access for some of the week of May 27 because Highway 51 was closed between 145 W. Ave. and Avery Drive, but didn’t get water inside and has resumed normal operations.
Webco has been providing water and snacks to homeowners and volunteers in the Meadow Valley and Town and Country neighborhoods. Webco also reportedly has trailers on the farmland north of the Star Center, two of which have bathrooms and one of which has a table and chairs where people can have drinks and lunch.
Air Solutions was closed for a time as well, but didn’t get water inside and is re-opened.
Cepak said the Chamber has helped with the relief efforts as well by sending 22 pork butts from the Chillin’ and Grillin’ event May 30 to the Salvation Army to serve to volunteers and residents in the areas affected by the floods.