Updated July 2, 2014:
Major storm damage cleanup began yesterday following 75 to 80 mph straight line winds that hit J&P Cycles’ Anamosa location on Monday. The retail showroom is temporarily closed due to debris in the parking lot, but the showroom will resume regular business hours on Thursday, July 3.
The warehouse distribution center is nearly back to full production and shipping delays are expected to decrease over the next couple of days. The call center is in full operation.
Security camera footage released following the storm that hit J&P Cycles:
Originally Posted July 1, 2014:
Cleanup was still in progress following J&P Cycles’ 35th Open House Rally when the unexpected happened. Without much warning, damaging straight line winds, reaching speeds of 75 to 80 miles per hour, tore through the J&P Cycles retail store and warehouse distribution center in Anamosa, Iowa.
Much of the damage occurred when strong winds blew the extended showroom tent directly into the south end of the building and onto the roof around 3:15 p.m. on Monday. The tent was filled with merchandise and thousands of customers just days before.
Several windows were blown out of the building, employee cars were damaged, the roof was punctured by the tent’s frame and pallets of product lay damaged in front of the showroom, but thankfully no one was hurt. All employees were ordered to designated storm shelter areas shortly after 3 p.m.
Crews are currently working to fix holes in the roof of the distribution center, move boxes and products to dry areas, and fix and replace several electrical components, including the conveyor, which is used to move product throughout the warehouse for shipping.
Due to the damage and cleanup efforts needed, orders may be delayed. Employees are currently manually filling orders throughout the day, and they hope to be back to full production in one to two days.
The retail showroom experienced some minor flooding, but was largely unaffected. Due to the debris in the front parking lot, the Anamosa, Iowa showroom is temporarily closed for cleanup and repairs. Please check back soon for updates.
The Anamosa call center is taking orders and offering tech assistance as normal; however, with the cleanup needed in the distribution centers, techs aren’t able to pull product from the warehouse shelves to answer customer product questions.