Flowers shop owner Bob Fitch says he is closing his store in the park due to low rainfall.
He said he has sold about $500 worth of flowers since the park closed on March 28.
Fitch said his store is on a lot of floodplains in the city of Brownsville.
He said he and other flower shop owners in the parks in southwest Virginia have lost money because of the high water, which he said will continue to happen for months to come.
“I’m in a very hard situation,” he said.
“I can’t do anything right now.”
He is still waiting to see if his flowers will be sold at a discount.
Fittingly, it is not the only business that is closing.
Flowers shop owner Robert Fitch closed his store after the park was closed.
He told The Washington Times he is now waiting to be notified if his store will be reopened.
(The Washington Times/WUSA9) The District is expected to have a second round of drought-related flooding this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Fitches park is on the outskirts of downtown, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of the Virginia border.
Fitch said the rain has been so wet, he doesn’t expect much rain for the rest of the week.
But if it rains, he said, it could be an early sign that the park is beginning to dry out.
This time last year, the park had the highest rainfall totals in the United States.
The National Weather Services issued an alert for flooding and other flooding related to the drought in the western half of the District.