December Wind Storm Proves Expensive for Richland
The December windstorm that toppled trees and snapped power lines was expensive for the city of Richland.
Officials anticipate the damage total to be more than half a million dollars.
$248,644 was spent initially in overtime as crews worked to restore power and clean up the mess.
They could spend another $304,539 for repairs and to replace 100 lost trees.
The city anticipates submitting the damages to insurance and the state for additional assistance.