July 28, 2010

City tallying tornado toll

City officials are scrambling to figure out how much last week’s tornado cost the community.
“We’re putting everything together,” Mayor Art Ward said Tuesday, but have no idea how much it cost to deal with the damage caused by the July 21 storm.
As a first step, officials are trying to compile an account of how much the cleanup cost in terms of overtime, equipment and damage.
But City Hall is also angling to find out how badly the tornado socked residents and businesses.
Ward said the city website will soon have a form for residents to give a preliminary accounting of how much the tornado socked them for. He said the city needs to gather names, addresses, damage estimates and how much insurance reimbursement residents are to receive. Read the full story.
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