More than 160 businesses in Kingwood affected by Harvey

- Imagine walking into a business you have owned for nearly 30 years and finding debris and dog food everywhere.

Although the folks at Pet Ranch Inc. have already cleaned up and reopened, they lost more than 22,000 thousand pounds of dog food along with other merchandise. "Every bag when it got wet split open so there were not just wet bags, it was dog food every single place like wet cement, everywhere", says the owner Kent Stevens.

A few shops down sits Thomas Markle Jewelers. "We didn't move anything because we were not expecting a flood at all", says owner Sarah Markle.

The shop is now getting gutted, mold fills the cases that once held Rolex watches and diamond wedding rings.

"When we got here there was a lot of water still, fish swimming in the bottom, I mean everything was ruined and destroyed, it took us hours to get into the vault", says Markle.

Another few doors down is Town Center Family Practice. There the doors are taped off and chairs that once sat in the waiting room, now sit outside blocking the entrance.

"Our records are destroyed, the X-ray machine, EKG, everything, the way we operate business so it closed me down", says owner and Dr. Melissa Young.

Young was able to meet with patients outside but is unsure as to whether or not she will reopen. "I had my patients come, I had my prescription pad just to kind of get them through and we referred the patients to other practitioners", says Young.

The Markle's luckily have two other shops, but are uncertain if this one will reopen. The store that started it all, that had been in the shopping center since it opened.

Kent Stevens was able to open up his pet store thanks to the help of his coworkers, family and customers. "A tearful thing to really realize the strength of our community in Kingwood, I wouldn't live anywhere else", says Stevens.

Businesses owners say between 160 to 200 businesses in town have been packed by Harvey and the flooding.

A community even will be held in the shopping center parking lot at 5:00 pm on Saturday.

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