Damage to Findlay's City Owned Buildings at Least $20 Million

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Flood water that swamped Findlay last week is leaving behind a big bill.

Findlay Service Director Mike Sobczyk says the damage to city-owned buildings and property will cost between 20 million and 31 million dollars.

The city's health department and wastewater treatment plant sustained serious damage. A number a city-owned trucks and vehicles are damaged too.

City officials also have decided to tear down a community center that sits near the Blanchard River.

The river rose about eight feet above flood stage last week, soaking much of the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.