Nashville flood damage tops $1.9B

10:16 PM, May 19, 2010   |    comments
Flooding in Nashville, courtesy: Knox Volunteer Rescue Squad
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Nashville Planning Department head Rick Bernhardt says the city is estimated to have suffered more than $1.9 billion in damage to privately owned buildings from the flooding earlier this month.

Bernhardt said during a news conference on Wednesday that more than 11,000 structures suffered damage.

Mayor Karl Dean said the total impact of the flooding on local government is still not known. Some of the most heavily damaged city structures include the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Administration and Maintenance building at $3.1 million, the Bridgestone Arena at $3 million and LP Field at $2.3 million.

The city remains under water-use restrictions while one of its two water treatment plants is repaired at an estimated cost of $40 million.

Dean said he expects the bulk of the city's damage will be covered either by insurance or the Federal Emergency Management Agency.













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