Businesses lose thousands after Daviess Co. water emergency

DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE) - The water is back on, and the boil order has been lifted in Owensboro. But what about the businesses and restaurants that were forced to close this week without their most basic necessity?

That's especially true in a small business like Dalisha's desserts.

"We didn't have running water until yesterday, and so we weren't physically able to be open for this week just because it's not a possibility with no water," Owner of Dalisha's Desserts Alisha Hardinson said.

The bakery had to close for three full days losing money and already prepared food.

"We obviously lost thousands of dollars just in our sales alone," she continued.

But since the water emergency only affected Daviess County, federal and state funding will not be granted to these businesses.

Kentucky Emergency Management says the best way for any business to get money back at this point would be through their insurance.

"We'll look into possibly recouping that money and looking into the process of doing that," Alisha said.

But now, the bakery is just happy to open its doors to its customers.

"We're definitely glad to be back and open for business."

If you are a local business owner and have any questions about lost goods, contact your insurance provider or your local emergency management office.

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