According to the release, the 140,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops store recently experienced devastating damage with two feet of water throughout the structure that poured in from the recent floods.
On May 3, more than 95 restoration, emergency services and structural cleanup workers and technicians arrived with five tractor trailers and hundreds of pieces of large and small equipment like desiccant dehumidifiers, air movers, generators and more to mitigate the flood damage, the release stated.
Howdy Russell, PDN''s corporate spokesperson, said: "We were the first restoration company in the shopping center vicinity to be on site immediately and ready with full access to our own power, heavy equipment and skilled labor. As soon as we could begin work, PDN staff arrived at the out parcel and began site stabilization. We began drying the interior of the building and made special arrangements for contents processing of some very unique fixtures such as faux trees, taxidermy and elaborate displays along with some very high-end pieces of merchandise and soft goods."
Because PDN was so quick to respond, they had to access the Opry Mills Shopping Center by boat because all roads in and out of the mall were closed and still covered in feet of water, the release noted.
The initial phase of the restoration is expected to be completed by Friday, May 14; however, given the extent of the damage and the unforeseen roadbumps that can often occur, it could be weeks before the job is considered complete, the release added.