Easter Sunday Quake Damages Seen In Tens Of Millions
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Authorities say damages from Easter Sunday's earthquake in economically strapped California's Imperial County have reached tens of millions of dollars.
U.S. Rep. Bob Filner and Imperial County Board of Supervisors Chairman Louis Fuentes predicted Thursday that damages will likely top $100 million, though there is no precise count.
Authorities say water treatment systems suffered severe damage in El Centro, the county seat, and in the cities of Calexico and Imperial.
Fuentes says three Calexico schools are closed, including one that is unlikely to open before the school year ends. He says the county's main hospital, El Centro Regional Medical Center, has extensive damage to administrative offices.
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