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Flood Costs in Lynchburg Could Be $10 Million

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Flooded area in Lynchburg (Courtesy the City of Lynchburg) Flooded area in Lynchburg (Courtesy the City of Lynchburg)
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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.

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