Millions worth of cars damaged at Hollywood Imports during Monda - WNCN: News, Weather

Millions worth of cars damaged at Hollywood Imports during Monday's flood

Posted: Updated:
VESTAVIA HILLS, AL - Clean up crews were hard at work across the area, cleaning up after Monday's flooding at the Vestavia Bowl, cutting down trees near Brookwood Medical Center and, at Hollywood Imports, cleaning up after water, mud and debris damaged all of the cars on their lot and much of the office space, as well. 

During the storm, some of the cars at Hollywood Imports were picked up like toys and tossed on top of each other or into the creek nearby.

"Every single car was moved. In fact, the one that you saw in the creek was up front and pushed all the way in the back,” said Molly Fielding, vice president of marketing for Hollywood Imports.

The dealership has flood insurance and know they're in a flood zone but Fielding never thought it would get this bad.

"The owner, Micheal Schefano, received a phone call, was in total shock when he heard every car had been damaged,” she said.

Millions of dollars worth of cars are gone. The ruined cars have been moved to another location while the clean up process takes place.

"Back on this back side, [mud] was at least four to five inches thick and as the ground goes up two to three inches up there towards the road,” said Gregory Metzeger of Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning. 

But like everywhere else, Hollywood Imports is cleaning up and replacing their inventory to carry on business as usual.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:37:35 GMT
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Former Chilton County school employees arrested on 87 charges involving sexual contact with minors

    Former Chilton County school employees arrested on 87 charges involving sexual contact with minors

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:24:32 GMT
    David and Rebecca Hubbard are facing a total of 87 charges related to having sex with minors. David and Rebecca Hubbard are facing a total of 87 charges related to having sex with minors.
    Two former Chilton County educators are facing a total of 87 charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies relating to their alleged victimization of four minors.
    Two former Chilton County educators are facing a total of 87 charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies relating to their alleged victimization of four minors.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton opens new National Action Network headquarters in Birmingham

    Rev. Al Sharpton opens new National Action Network headquarters in Birmingham

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:50:23 GMT
    It was a big day in Birmingham as the city welcomed the Reverend Al Sharpton for a few events. City leaders joined Reverend Sharpton to cut the ribbonWednesday morning at the National Action Network Freedom headquarters.The center will serve as the central training hub for summer volunteers who are sent to communities across the country to assist in efforts such as voter registration.Wrapping up his day, dozens joined Reverend Sharpton at 16th Street Baptist Church for a community rally .The ...
    It was a big day in Birmingham as the city welcomed the Reverend Al Sharpton for a few events. City leaders joined Reverend Sharpton to cut the ribbonWednesday morning at the National Action Network Freedom headquarters.The center will serve as the central training hub for summer volunteers who are sent to communities across the country to assist in efforts such as voter registration.Wrapping up his day, dozens joined Reverend Sharpton at 16th Street Baptist Church for a community rally .The ...
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.