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Albany Business files flood complaint against city

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany gymnastics business has filed a complaint against the city for flooding damage.

They say most of their equipment was ruined by the water that flooded in from the street outside their gym.

The owners of InBound Gymnastics gym on Camp Lane are working to re-open as soon as possible.  But they admit they are concerned about their future.

Nearly a dozen fans drone inside the In Bound Gymnastics facility on Camp Lane.

Owner Jamie Ginter says they filed a complaint with the city, saying street flooding flowing into their building.

"We've flooded four separate times when we had actual water inside the gym," she said. "Our street outside does flood on a regular basis whenever it rains hard."

Owners estimate the damage at $30,000 to $40,000.

Their insurance will not cover the damage.  They have filed a complaint with the city hoping to recoup some of their losses.

The owners have concerns about the future of the business.

"It's been very hard to deal with. I know we are not sure when the doors will open," Ginter said. "Not knowing 100 percent sure, it's been hard."

For now the gym is closed except for their competitive team. Parents are working to dry out a small section for them to practice, preparing for a meet next weekend in Athens.

City officials confirmed that risk management has received the gym owner's complaint, and they are investigating the damage.

Meanwhile friends have started a GoFundMe page for the Gym.

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