Flooding damage totals $4 million
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.