Waters from Brushy Creek flow over Walnut Street in Houston during April 2017 flooding.

The City of Houston has received nearly $100,000 in FEMA money to repair infrastructure damaged by historic spring flooding.

The work will be completed over the next 18 months, said Elaine Campbell, development director for the City of Houston. The flooding, which occurred April 30-May 1, sent Brushy Creek roaring out of its banks and caused widespread damage. Texas County was later designated a federal disaster area.

The FEMA breakdown shows:

•Debris removal, $4,181.

•Main Street bridge repairs, $17,136.

•Water damage at the Houston Visitors Center, $7,736.

•Replacement of damaged transformer, $5,244 (Project completed)

•Repair Brushy Creek Trail and replace chain link fence, $65,201.

Campbell, who has filed all the paperwork with the federal agency, said repairs at the Houston wastewater treatment plant total $50,411, which has been approved, but the funds have not been received.

The money represents 75 percent of the cost of each project. Olsson Associates in Springfield, an engineering firm, is preparing bid applications for the projects. Any contractor that is interested in receiving information can contact Tona Bowen, city administrator, at cityadministrator@houstonmo.org or Campbell at downtownhouston@houstonmo.org or call city hall at 417-967-3348. 

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