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Tornado repairs at Lambert-St. Louis airport may cost $30M

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Tornado damage to the C concourse was extensive at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, pictured here on April 23, 2011, one day after a tornado swept through the area.

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.

Construction at the airport could take up to a year to complete.

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