City Continues To Clean Up From June Storm

By Maureen Mespell
By Rachel Martin

July 24, 2012 Updated Jul 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- It's been almost a month since the first violent storms hit Fort Wayne.

Mayor Tom Henry told the city that cleaning up fallen trees and debris will take a few months.

City officials say they're making great progress on cleaning up the debris from the June 29th storm.

In order to pick-up the debris, they split the city up into 50-sections. They say they only have 5 or 6 sections left to tackle.

So far they have spent $600,000 on clean-up alone.

The damage caused by the storm to the city will cost an estimated $2 million. The cost includes damage to traffic signals and street lights as well as over-time for city employees.

A number of lights are still out in various neighborhoods---which they say will cost another $300,000.

Fort Wayne also has over 2,000 acres of parks. It will cost $450,000 to take care of the parks, and the city will deal with the parks after they're finished with neighborhoods.




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