Water damage could top $1 million

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The damages from January’s polar vortex continue to mount for the Mahoning County Justice Center.

Two months ago, a number of broken water lines inside the jail caused significant flooding. The pipes burst because of several days of sub-zero temperatures.

Parts of the first and second floors were flooded, but none of the prisoner areas was affected. However, an area that houses some computer mainframe equipment sustained significant damage.

Sheriff Jerry Greene said Friday the damage to computers and and security equipment could now top $1 million.

“We are noticing through our electronic equipment, through our Blackcreek system, with our cameras, with our intercom systems, that we sustained quite a bit more damage than what we thought,” Greene said.

The sheriff met with Mahoning County Commissioners about the problems Friday morning. He said while insurance is expected to cover a lot of the damage, the county may have to pay for the rest from existing funding sources or may have to borrow to cover the costs.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

  • http://wkbn.com/2014/03/21/jail-gets-500k-for-flood-damage/ Jail gets $500K for flood damage |

    […] Jail damage could top $1 million […]

blog comments powered by Disqus