When Finbarr Quill got a call at 2am on Thursday morning to say the town of Kenmare was flooded again his heart sank as he realised he faced yet more significant damage.
It could have been a lot worse except for that phone call but that didn't stop his entire business being flooded in the early hours of Thursday morning following a flash flood that wrecked havoc in the town.
"It is a disaster," said Finbarr.
"If the council could come down here and see the damage. Our stock is damaged so too are our shop fittings.
"We are 30 years getting this shop together and we have been flooded three times."
Next door, Maurice Moroney, who is leasing the Horseshoe Bar and Restaurant, is also left counting the damage as water poured in through his doors early on Thursday morning.
"When I got the call I rushed down and we were knee-deep in water trying to put sand-bags in to stop it," he said.
Maurice was forced to shut up the restaurant for a number of hours on Thursday to clean, dry and sanitise the restaurant. Local business Steam Clean were a huge help and, thankfully, The Horseshoe was open again on Thursday evening. Quills re-opened on Friday morning.
"We worked through the night with great people including Jackie Horgan, Connie Cremin and Donie Casey and I want to thank them for getting us open."
It was a quick turnaround - this time - but both Finbarr, Maurice, and other businesses and home-owners are left worrying and waiting for another flood that could cause even more damage.
"It is in your head all the time, 'what if this happens again?," questioned Maurice.
The flood also caused damage in some homes in Scarteen Park and Finnihy Banks in Kenmare with homes also under threat at Cill Mhuire. Nearby, Sneem village was also affected and a family of seven is currently living in The Sneem Hotel after their home was destroyed by the flood, which also led to road closures on the Main Ring of Kerry road.
An appeal has been made by local Parish Priest Fr Liam O'Brien to help the family find a house in the village.