Flood costs in Lynchburg could be $10 million
Aug. 09, 2018
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia city where a dam overflowed due to heavy rains said cost to clean up the damage could be more than $10 million.
The News & Advance reports that Lynchburg officials released the cost estimate Wednesday. Officials estimated that damage to public property accounted for about $9.3 million.
College Lake Dam overflowed Thursday, prompting evacuation of about 150 homes in the city of 80,000. Officials said the dam and stormwater ponds sustained $6 million in damage and roads and bridged sustained $2 million. Several homes and apartments also were damaged by the flood.