Floods cause almost $275K worth of damages at rec center

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Recent flooding at the Minden Recreation Complex has left the city with a cleanup bill of more than a quarter a million dollars.

Crews assessed the flood damage once the water receded that covered the lower half of the complex.

“There wasn’t any damage to the main building at the top of the hill, all the damage was down the hill in the ball field area,” Minden Mayor Tommy Davis said. “Right now, we are nearing $275,000 worth of damages.”

The city’s insurance will help pay for majority of the damage and the city is applying to get assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Davis said.

“FEMA has a public assistance grant that will help us with some of the costs the insurance doesn’t cover,” Davis said. “We don’t know if we will be awarded it, but we are going to try.”

Minden Mayor Tommy Davis spoke to the Minden Lions Club Thursday during their weekly luncheon. During his talk, Davis gave an update on the flooding damage within the city limits and talked on upcoming projects the city is working on. The Minden Lions Club meets at noon on Thursday’s at the American Legion Hall on Pine Street. Jordan Wilson/Press-Herald
Minden Mayor Tommy Davis spoke to the Minden Lions Club Thursday during their weekly luncheon. During his talk, Davis gave an update on the flooding damage within the city limits and talked on upcoming projects the city is working on. The Minden Lions Club meets at noon on Thursday’s at the American Legion Hall on Pine Street. Jordan Wilson/Press-Herald
Davis said among the damaged was about 800 feet of fencing, 300 feet of concrete that washed out, a few refrigerators in the concession stands, golf carts, mowing equipment and football helmets, pants and padding.

Crews have begun to repair the damages and clean up debris left behind, but the fields and complex should be operational by the start of baseball and softball season he said.

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