Tornado Cost Wichita Area $146.3 Million

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Sedgwick County officials say the tornado
that hit Oaklawn and southeast Wichita last weekend caused an
estimated $146.3 million in damage.
County officials say the tornado damaged or destroyed 776 homes
and 86 businesses, and affected another 3,481 residences and 165
businesses. That total includes 11 homes that were totally
destroyed.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/I1MRLK ) mobile homes
are not included in that figure because they are classified as
personal property. In the Pinaire Mobile Home Park, 92 mobile homes
suffered more than 50 percent damage.
Other damage reported was to power poles, traffic signals and
street signs.
The city of Wichita is still estimating the cost of repairing a
sewer treatment plant that lost much of its roof.


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