Businesses in the area continue to struggle with the effects of terrible weather, despite Friday’s promise of a little respite before the upcoming storms.
After the storm’s weight was felt on Monday, a number of nearby eateries, vineyards, and hotels were forced to close during the past several days. Businesses have relocated perishable meals to restaurants that are not at risk of flooding, raised furniture off the ground to prevent water damage, and hired workers to help remove properties. Little to no income is flowing in during the closures to help offset the increased cost.
Local businesses are particularly hard-hit as storms continue to pour down on Sonoma County, but the damage goes beyond the floodwaters.
Here is how the storms are affecting some companies in Sonoma County:
She claimed that the storm is deterring people from visiting the property because it has minor damage and some flooding. Also without power for nearly 24 hours was the hotel.
Owner of the Guerneville Boon Hotel + Spa, Crista Luedtke, stated that the establishment had been closed for an additional three days owing to bad weather in addition to its normally scheduled 10-day winter holiday.
Boon’s reopening has been postponed until Friday; it was originally planned for Wednesday.
She claimed that small businesses and their customers, as well as, quite honestly, their employees, were constantly being hammered hard. “I have workers who will suffer since they won’t be working for several days, but it is not just a problem for me. Everywhere in the city and across the board, it is happening.
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Brad Metzger, the owner of Rio Nido Roadhouse, said his restaurant has stopped worrying about water and damage and is instead preparing the area for Wednesday night. Tuesday afternoon saw the restaurant’s reopening, and workers are only now clearing up the “huge soaking mess” after the storm.
We lost electricity the first or second day, and they quickly restored it, the man claimed. Due to the storms, Metzger had to close his restaurant for seven days, which had an effect on his staff as well.
He remarked, “These workers depend on tips every single day. “When you’re closed off, you start regressing every day.” Sebastopol
When water from the Laguna de Santa Rosa flooded the area after many severe storms in 2019, The Barlow was particularly heavily impacted.
Jake Rand, the proprietor of Kosh Restaurant, claims that this hasn’t been the case with the recent downpours. Even so, the storms have decreased foot traffic to the restaurant during a traditional January slump, but the storm’s effects haven’t been too severe.
Many people have spent the past nine or ten days preparing for the worst possible situation due to the dismal forecast, he claimed. The water forecasts were slightly higher and prompted doubt and uneasiness when it comes to personnel and ordering, but we really maintained electricity throughout.
- Among the effects of storms on business are closures and power disruptions
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