Hospitality Industry Property Risks: Virginia Motel Suffers “Water Damage” To 24 Of 34 Rooms After Torrential Rainfall; Flood Insurance Will Cover Drywall, Paint And Carpeting Repairs

“…the motel owner said she faced a similar situation just 18 months ago. The flooding in September 2011 was even worse, she said, when the Hotel and Motel Flood Risksmotel rooms got more than three-feet of water. Patel said it was more like 2.5 feet this time…  Fortunately, she and her husband – who purchased the motel in 1978 – have flood insurance as 2011 damages totaled $120,000 including new carpet, paint, linens, drywall and more…”

The town of Culpeper continued to dry out Tuesday following torrential rainfall that dumped 5.5 inches of rain in four hours early Monday, sparking flash floods that displaced some 50 residents from an area motel.

Over at Sleepy Hollow Motel on Bus. 29, owner Urmila Patel, of Culpeper, frowned deeply at the massive clean-up ahead of her to 24 of the 34 motel rooms that sustained water damage when the banks of nearby Mountain Run ran over after midnight Monday.

Furniture, TVs, and mattresses from the rooms sat neatly stacked in the parking lot of the motel Tuesday as she waited for the insurance adjuster to arrive to assess damages. Piles of clothes left behind included a toddler’s shirt while discarded food items consisted of bags of bread, pizza boxes, soda cans and milk, evidence of recent occupancy.

For more:  http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/news/local_news/sleepy-hollow-motel-dries-out-owner-says-she-will-reopen/article_3cf4c25a-d2cd-11e2-8196-0019bb30f31a.html

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