Mayor says flood damage could cost Dallas City millions

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In Hancock County, officials said the flood damage is costing Dallas City a lot of money.

Mayor Kevin Six said the flood left substantial damage. He said a rough estimate of the damage is near 4.5 million dollars, which includes about 28 homes and two businesses.

However, that number could be near seven million dollars, as he said four sewage lift stations were also severely damaged.

He said there’s a lot of work to do.

“The mud was the main thing this year and of course the mold, because the mold will grow over anything, you know that without a doubt, and having to get rid of sandbags is another one,” Six said. “They don’t want you to throw them away, they want you to do something with them so you’ve got figure out what you can do with them.”

He said there was a lot of damage at the park where the upcoming Christian Music Festival will be.
He also said they’re working to clean before the festival next weekend.

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat is a MultiMedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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