Flood­ing dam­age to­tals $4 mil­lion

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - Com­piled from staff and wire re­ports

Lub­bock County of­fi­cials said days of rain over the Fourth of July week­end caused about $4 mil­lion in dam­age. County and city of­fi­cials will use the dam­age re­port to ap­ply for state and fed­eral aid.

The Lub­bock Avalanche-Jour­nal re­ported Tues­day that the es­ti­mate in­cludes dam­age to roads, in­fra­struc­ture and 230 homes in the city. The re­gion’s del­uge came from the rem­nants of Hur­ri­cane Alex, which made land­fall June 30 in north­ern Mex­ico.

The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice said the city’s rain­fall through Sun­day — 7.37 inches — al­ready is a record for the month of July in Lub­bock. The pre­vi­ous record came in 1976 when the city re­ceived 7.2 inches of rain.

Post, about 35 miles south­east of Lub­bock, is more than 6 inches ahead of its pre­vi­ous rain­fall record, with 12.61 inches.

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