Road damages in Johnston Co.

By: Paige Tebow Email
By: Paige Tebow Email

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. -- Damage in north Texas is expected to cost thousands of dollars. In Oklahoma, commissioners are facing the same chore-- estimating damage to roads and bridges.

Commissioners say they will spend the next year making up for the hit their budgets took from this week's storms. When you factor in manpower, equipment, and materials, it adds up to thousands of dollars to repair the roads.

Johnston County District One Commissioner Pat Ferris spent the day assessing the damage while his crews worked to repair roads and tin horns wiped away by the storms.

He says it’s the worst flooding he's seen during his nine years in office. Seven inches of rainfall in a matter of hours equaled anywhere from $50,000-$75,000 worth of damages in his precinct alone.

Commissioners are working long hours to calculate the damage to send a report to FEMA.

Pat Ferris’s road crew will work 50-hour weeks until the roads are in the clear.


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