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Storm damage assessment nearing completion

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

With the assessment team winding down its work, it appears that about 100 homes and businesses sustained damage from last week’s severe thunderstorm.

That storm, which dropped between 6 and 7 inches of rain in less than two hours, caused severe flooding throughout town. High winds during that storm also contributed to the damage.

Merle Adermann, the city’s fire chief and Emergency Management Agency coordinator, told the Vandalia City Council on Tuesday night that the damage assessment team had met three times to pull together damage reports.


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