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Storms, floods cause $1.2B in damage to public infrastructure

 

A bridge brought down by flood waters is seen near Norfolk, Nebraska, on March 15. According to an Associated Press tally, there was about $1.2 billion of damage in 24 states. The tally takes into account damage to roads and bridges, utilities, water control facilities, public buildings and equipment, and parks. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

A bridge brought down by flood waters is seen near Norfolk, Nebraska, on March 15. According to an Associated Press tally, there was about $1.2 billion of damage in 24 states. The tally takes into account damage to roads and bridges, utilities, water control facilities, public buildings and equipment, and parks. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Associated Press

Storms and flooding caused $2.9 million worth of damage in Wisconsin in the first half of the year and significant damage throughout the rest of the U.S.

The Associated Press tallied about $1.2 billion of damage in 24 states based on preliminary assessments of public infrastructure categories established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The tally includes damage to roads and bridges, utilities, water control facilities, public buildings and equipment, and parks.

Each state must meet particular damage thresholds to qualify for federal aid based on their populations. Most, though not all, of the damage costs tallied by the AP will be eligible for federal aid. Figures for some states include updated damage costs provided to the AP by state agencies after their initial reports to FEMA.

The total figures are likely to rise because several states haven’t completed damage assessments for recent disasters. Figures also could rise for some states that already have submitted figures to FEMA but might still be able to add more counties to their disaster declarations. The AP’s state-by-state figures do not include damage to levees eligible for aid from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has estimated repair costs at an additional $1 billion for levees in the Missouri River basin.

Here’s a look at state-by-state preliminary damage assessments, shown by each disaster:

ALABAMA
Event: Storms, tornadoes and flooding
Date: Feb. 19-March 20
Damage: $10 million
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ARKANSAS
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: May 21-June 14
Damage: $7.1 million
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CALIFORNIA
Event: Storms, flooding and landslides
Date: Feb. 13-Feb. 15
Damage: $65.2 million
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CALIFORNIA
Event: Storms, flooding and landslides
Date: Feb. 24-March 1
Damage: $36.7 million.
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IDAHO
Event: Storms, flooding and landslides
Date: April 7-13
Damage: $3 million
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ILLINOIS
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: March 15-23
Damage: $672,474
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ILLINOIS
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: May-July
Damage: Assessments ongoing
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IOWA
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: March 12-June 15
Damage: $132.7 million
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KANSAS
Event: Storms, tornadoes and flooding
Date: April 28-July 12
Damage: $10.3 million
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KENTUCKY
Event: Storms, flooding and landslides
Date: Feb. 6-March 10
Damage: $38.9 million
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LOUISIANA
Event: Storms and tornadoes
Date: April 24-25
Damage: $7.3 million
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LOUISIANA
Event: Flooding
Date: May 10-June 17
Damage: Assessments ongoing
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LOUISIANA
Event: Tropical Storm Barry
Date: July 10-15
Damage: Assessments ongoing
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MINNESOTA
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: March 12-April 28
Damage: $33.1 million
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MISSISSIPPI
Event: Storms, tornadoes and flooding
Date: Feb. 22-March 29
Damage: $13.2 million
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MISSISSIPPI
Event: Storms, tornadoes and flooding
Date: April 13-14
Damage: $3.2 million
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MISSOURI
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: March 11-April 16
Damage: $35.1 million
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MISSOURI
Event: Storms, tornadoes and flooding
Date: April 29-July 5
Damage: $59.9 million
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MONTANA
Event: Flooding
Date: March 20-April 10
Damage: $2.2 million
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NEBRASKA
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: March 9-April 1
Damage: $435.9 million
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NEBRASKA
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: April-July
Damage: Assessments ongoing
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NORTH DAKOTA
Event: Flooding
Date: March 21-April 28
Damage: $5.9 million
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OHIO
Event: Storms, flooding and landslides
Date: Feb. 5-13
Damage: $43.5 million
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OHIO
Event: Storms, tornadoes, flooding and landslides
Date: May 27-29
Damage: $4.6 million
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OKLAHOMA
Event: Storms, tornadoes and flooding
Date: April 30-May 6
Damage: $6.4 million
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OKLAHOMA
Event: Storms, tornadoes and flooding
Date: May 7-June 9
Damage: $20 million
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OREGON
Event: Storms, flooding and landslides
Date: Feb. 23-26
Damage: $24.5 million
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OREGON
Event: Storms, flooding and landslides
Date: April 6-21
Damage: $7.5 million
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SOUTH DAKOTA
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: March 13-April 26
Damage: $41.9 million
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TENNESSEE
Event: Storms, flooding and landslides
Date: Feb. 19-March 30
Damage: $64 million
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TENNESSEE
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: June 6-9
Damage: $8.1 million
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TEXAS
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: June 24-25
Damage: $47.8 million
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VERMONT
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: April 15
Damage: $2.4 million
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WEST VIRGINIA
Event: Storms, flooding and landslides
Date: June 29-30
Damage: $2.7 million
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WISCONSIN
Event: Storms and flooding
Date: March 13-26
Damage: $2.9 million

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