Damage from Dallas Flooding Exceeds $2.6M

In Dallas, the cost of flooding has reached $2.6 million and continues to rise

By Roy Appleton

The Dallas Morning News

The latest flooding has cost the Dallas park system at least $2.6 million. And as the waters keep falling, the total surely will rise.

The Park and Recreation Board received that assessment Thursday, along with another sobering fact: The city has no insurance to cover the losses.

“These are all preliminary numbers, because we don’t know the extent of the damage yet,” John Jenkins, assistant parks director, told the board.

With floodwaters expected to linger for weeks, particularly along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, the total cost could approach $4 million, Jenkins said.

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