Reno County Flood Damage Estimated at Over $2 Million
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The cost of the recent rains is adding up in Reno County with estimates of flood damage at more than $2 million. "Repairing roads is fairly expensive so it's going to be a lot of money," said Bill Guy, director of Reno County Emergency Management.
As many as 80 road segments have been closed at some point during the past month and half. Guy said that washed out dirt roads will likely have damage to them.
Three bridges, including the one northwest of Hutchinson by 56th and Pennington, have significant damage that the cost to replace them will be around $1 million.
Preliminary estimates show about 150 to 175 homes with damage from the flood waters. Guy expects damage assessments to continue into next week. He hopes there will be some federal aid to help communities affected by the recent rains.
"I'm thinking Reno County was the bull’s-eye but there's other counties," said Guy. "There's a lot of counties in the South Central area who have suffered a lot of damage."