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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tornado Repair Concerns

Huron County | by Dianne Colgan  

Huron County raises concerns about costs to fix damage at Courthouse in Goderich.

As clean-up continues at the Courthouse in Goderich after August's tornado, concerns are coming out from Huron County Council about costs to fix the damage.

County Treasurer Dave Carey says they'll have to pay a 100-thousand dollar deductible before their insurance provider starts picking up the costs.

Carey says there's a lot of damage to fix at the building and they have no estimates on the final cost yet.

Another issue is the asbestos that was found inside the Courthouse.

Carey says the County will have to pay out of pocket for any asbestos damage and clean-up because insurance companies do not pay for the removal of that material.

He says that's standard throughout the insurance industry but as it still needs to be cleaned up, the County will absorb those costs to make sure everything is in the same condition it was before the tornado.

The work will still take about six to eight weeks to complete and the County hopes to be back in the Courthouse before the end of the year.




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