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Lafayette officials: Flood cost over $2 million

3 years ago March 20, 2012 Mar 20, 2012 Tuesday, March 20 2012 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:44:47 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

LAFAYETTE - Officials say the bill for debris cleanup and repairs of damaged roads and water systems from last week's flooding is expected to climb above $2 million in Lafayette Parish.

That's in addition to the yet-to-be-tallied repair costs for an estimated 1,300 homes in the Acadiana region affected by flooding during intense rain March 12.

Flood damage was concentrated mostly in northern Lafayette Parish.

Authorities say about 850 homes were affected in Carencro and the surrounding rural areas/

Officials in Carencro and Lafayette tell The Advocate on Monday it could cost as much as $600,000 to pay a contractor to haul away the debris.

City-Parish Councilman Jay Castille said FEMA representatives were in the area on Monday doing damage assessments.

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