Houston flood damage expected to pass $45M

Preliminary damage estimates show the flooding from recent torrential rains in the Houston area will cost at least $45 million.
    
Francisco Sanchez with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says as of Saturday there was more than $25 million in damage to public utilities and infrastructure.
    
He said Sunday that the cost to remove storm debris from bayous, flooded neighborhoods and elsewhere is about $15 million. There’s another $4.5 million in damage to buildings and equipment.
    
Sanchez says there are about 1,500 homes in Harris County, including those in Houston, with some level of flood damage, and this number will increase as damage-assessment teams canvass the area.

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