City Continues To Clean Up From June Storm

By Maureen Mespell
By Rachel Martin

July 24, 2012 Updated Jul 24, 2012 at 4:48 PM EST

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.

What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet

© Copyright 2015, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.