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Transportation director says floods costing $2 million — and counting

Transportation director says floods costing $2 million — and counting

The Edmond Sun
By Janelle Stecklein CNHI State Reporter
Jun 10, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY — Recent rains already are costing taxpayers $2 million — and counting, transportation officials said earlier this week.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director Tim Gatz said the total extent of the damage is unknown until the floodwaters, which submerged roadways and neighborhoods statewide, finally begin to recede. Then crews can finally get out and assess the destruction.

“The event that we had in northeastern and eastern Oklahoma is significant,” he said. “It was a historic flood event unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. I think unlike anything most of us have ever seen before.”

Storms turned rivers into lakes and left roadways and neighborhoods submerged. And, more rain is expected in coming days, he said... FULL ARTICLE

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