Damage From Flash Flooding Estimated at $6.5M

July 15, 2013

Officials in the New Hampshire city of Lebanon estimate that last week’s flash flooding caused $6.5 million in infrastructure damage.

The city manager’s office released the preliminary estimate Friday after touring the damaged areas earlier in the week with state and federal emergency management representatives.

City Manager Greg Lewis tells the Valley News that the city has not yet submitted the estimates to FEMA, which will cover 75 percent of costs if the city qualifies for aid.

The biggest chunk – $3.4 milllion – is to repair Slayton Hill Road, which was washed out during the flooding.

The Lebanon Municipal Airport also had road washouts and bucking of pavement in rear areas of the hangar facilities which are expected to cost $1.7 million to fix.

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