Business recovers from flood


TONIGHT IM BRIDGET BENNET TIM: AND I’M TIM SEAMAN. ONE SOUTH SIOUX CITY BUSINESS IS CONTINUING TO STRUGGLE FOR THE THRID TIME THIS YEAR WITH FLOODING. THE COVINGTON LINKS GOLF COURSE HAS NEARLY HALF OF THEIR FIELDS UNDERWATER.. AFTER THE MISSOUR RIVER CRESTED LAST WEDNESDAY. BRIDGET: KCAU9 REPORTER MARINA BACH SHARES WITH US HOW THE BUSINESS IS TRYING TO KEEP THEIR DOORS OPEN FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS. IN OUR TOP STORY AT 6. MARINA TIM AND BRIDGET I’M AT HOLE 7 AT COVINGTON LINKS– ONE OF 8 HOLES ON THE GOLF COURSE THAT ARE STILL FULLY UNDERWATER ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER. ITS SOMETHING THE COURSE HAS CONTINUED TO BATTLE THIS YEAR BUT MANY OF THEIR CUSTOOMERS NEVER FAIL TO MISS A THEIR TEE TIMES. NAT (GOLF HIT) STEVE FITZPATRICK GOLFER “WERE OUT HERE IN THE RAIN, THE SNOW, THE SLEET THE ICE WE’RE LIKE POSTMEN WERE OUT HERE ALL THE TIME.” STEVE FITZPATRICK HAS BEEN COMING TO COVINGTON LINKS FOR OVER 25 YEARS. STEVE FITZPATRICK GOLFER “SUPPORTED THEM THROUGH ALL THE FLOODS THROUGH ELEVEN AND NOW THIS YEAR WITH THE THREE DIFFERENT TIMES IT’S FLOODED YEAH WE WILL CONTINUE TO COME OUT.” THE 42-YEAR-OLD FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS IS ONE OF MANY ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER THAT IS CONSTANTY DEALING WITH RISING WATER. MARTY JOHNSON OWNER COVINGTON LINKS “SO WE JUST MADE ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS WE COULD TO KEEP THINGS SAFE AND OUT OF THE WATER AND THAT’S ABOUT ALL YOU CAN DO.” THIS WEEK THE BUSINESS IS ONLY ABLE TO USE 10 OUT OF THE 18 HOLES ON THEIR GOLF COURSE. MARTY JOHNSON OWNER COVINGTON LINKS “WHEN YOUR ONLY SUPPLYING ABOUT 50 PERCENT OR MORE OF WHAT YOU DID HAVE IT DOES MAKE IT DIFFICULT ITS AN INCONVENIENCE FOR THE CUSTOMER AS WELL AS US.” THAT INCONVEINECE COUDL STICK AROUND FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR SO. MARTY JOHNSON OWNER COVINGTON LINKS “THE WATER IS SUPPOSED TO COME DOWN HERE BY THE END OF THIS WEEK OR FIRST OF NEXT WEEK ACCORDING TO WHAT THE CORE SAYS IT SHOULD BE DOWN AND WE SHOULD BE BACK DOWN THERE.” NAT (SWING NICE ONE) BUT THROUGH IT ALL, THE OWNERS OF COVINGTON LINKS SAY THEIR LOYAL CUSTOMERS KEEP COMING BACK–HELPING THEM MAKE IT THROUGH YET ANOTHER FLOOD. BOBBI JOHNSON CO-OWNER COVINGTON LINKS “THEY’VE STAYED WITH US AND THEY’VE PUT UP THE STRUGGLE WITH US SO WE’RE VERY VERY THANKFUL FOR ALL OF THEM” MARINA THE COURSE WILL BE BRINGING IN A WATER PUMP THIS WEEK TO HELP GET RID OF SOME OF THIS WATER– BUT THEN THE REAL WORK BEGINS OF CLEANING UP THE FAREWAY AND GREENS SO GOLFERS CAN ONCE AGAIN ENJOY THE ENTIRE COURSE WHILE ITS STILL OPEN THROUGH NOVEMBER. LIVE IN SOUTH SIOUX CITY MARINA BACH KCAU 9 NEWS. BRIDGET: A SOUTH DAKOTA COMMUNITY WEST OF YANKTON HAS

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