Tornado Caused $30M in Damages at Lambert Airport

Kevin Killeen

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KMOX) — For the first time since the Good Friday tornado hit, Lambert Airport is out today with an estimated price tag for the damage — $30 Million.

Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge says that’s the cost of rebuilding concourse C, the damaged roof and terminal windows. The total price tag is expected to go even higher, when they factor in business interruption, emergency repairs, and ongoing loss of revenue from concessions on the D concourse.

“When you think that that much damage in less than ten minutes time frame could be conceived in that short of a window, yet take a year to rebuild with all the costs out there, it’s pretty amazing,” Niebruegge said.

It’s all expected to be covered by Lambert’s insurance, which has a $100,000 deductible, Hamm-Niebruegge. Lambert is asking FEMA to pay 75 percent of its deductible.

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