The cost to repair tornado damage at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport could reach as much as $30 million.
Airport officials said Wednesday they've received estimates of $25 million to $30 million to restore Terminal 1 and Concourse C following the April 22 tornado.
The airport said it expects the total bill to be even higher, when its insurance company finishes calculating costs for the interruption of business, lost revenues and emergency repairs that were made.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport announced today that the branch of the United States Postal Service there will close.
The branch, currently housed in Terminal 1 of the airport, will be open for customers to buy stamps and mail packages until June 30. After that, only a first-class mail drop box will be serviced by the Postal Service at the airport.
A better idea of damage done at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport can be seen as daylight arrives in St. Louis on April 23. The airport was closed after a tornado hit the airport on April 22. The damage could take up to a year to fully repair.
Mother Nature is challenging Missourians again. With flooding likely along the Missouri River, Gov. Jay Nixon and other officials are heading to St. Joseph today to discuss preparations.
Seasonal flooding along the Missouri is being worsened this year as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases historic amounts of water from upstream dams in the Dakotas. Officials in northwestern Missouri's Atchison and Holt counties have already put residents in flood-prone areas on alert to evacuate as needed.