TIPTON, Ind. (Kokomo Tribune) - Damages that were left behind by the April flooding in Tipton are expected to exceed costs of $2.5 million.
The city has provided statements to FEMA in hopes the community will be declared a disaster area and therefore be eligible for federal and state financial assistance, 24-Hour News 8's news partner The Kokomo Tribune reports.
So far, the city has spent $150,000 on debris removal and landfill costs.
Tipton Mayor Don Havens says costs could be equal to 10 percent of the city's $3 million tax revenue. He says if there is no state and federal reimbursement, it will impact the city's budget for the rest of 2013.
Havens says 5 percent of the population has been displaced and private losses to real and personal property will exceed $2.5 million.
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