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Water pipe break floods business out of building


January 19, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Bearly Square Quilting on 109 First St. W. stands closed after a water line break flooded the entire unit Sunday. Business owner Wendy Gerke is temporarily moving her business to the 305 Building until repairs are made.

The three businesses at 109 First St. W. incurred water damage when a water pipe burst Sunday afternoon. None were more damaged than Bearly Square Quilting.

"Devastation" is how quilt shop owner, Wendy Gerky, described what happened to her business the day the pipe burst and flooded "everything beneath the knee."

Gerky estimated Thursday her losses range anywhere between $100,000 to $200,000 in merchandise and equipment.

Multiple sewing machines - one in particular costs $13,000, she said - fabric, and other merchandise and equipment were all ruined beyond repair.

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