Store Celebrates Re-Opening After Flood Damage

July 22, 2010 Updated Feb 24, 2007 at 9:25 PM EDT

After seven long months of rebuilding, customers are lining up again here at Eureka Camping Center in Conklin.

"This is amazing. In fact when I came in this morning there were cars out front. So it was a pleasant welcome back," said Carolyn Doyle of Eureka Camping Center.

Last June, more than two feet of flood water filled this store.

And thousands in camping gear was destroyed.

Many shoppers here at the grand reopening remember the devastation , and are happy to see the store back in business.

"Real glad the store is back. We're just looking for camping stuff in general , dreaming of warmer weather," said Mark Meyers of Binghamton.

Gary Moyer of Binghamton is also looking forward to camping weather.

"Spring's coming. Camping season, I'm ready to go," he said.

The reopening means he can get reacquainted with Eureka Camping Center.

"This is one of my favorite stores in the triple cities, and I've shopped here for years," Moyer said.

This shopper wanted to size up his kayak before taking it out on the water.

Some of these kayak's and canoes are already water tested. Take a look at the scratches on the bottom of this canoe, that's from when it was banged around in last June's flood water.

Others were pulling things like discounted backpacks off shelves.

Tents were also a hot item, a staple for the store that's happy to be back after it lost so much.

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