Evergreen feels that 2013 flood had its ‘silver linings’
Evergreen feels that 2013 flood had its ‘silver linings’ was created by CanyonCourier
It’s been five years since Bear Creek rose to flood levels — thanks to nearly 7 inches of rain — and on Friday the 13th of September 2013, Evergreen residents awoke to rushing water that forced road closures, and damaged businesses and homes along its path.
Five years later, businesses and homes have rebuilt, and business owners say they learned both how resilient they are and how Evergreen continually joins together to help when a crisis hits. And they’re thankful no one was injured.
Photo by Sara Hertwig
Gary, left, and Megan Mitchell own Catcus Jack’s.
“We’ve considered (the flood) a baptism,” said Megan Mitchell, who co-owns Cactus Jack’s with her husband Gary. “It’s been a blessing.”
Resiliency best describes the couple: Megan said during the flood, she wondered how their business would ever recover, it resulted in a much improved establishment, and business has been even better.