City of Abilene still dealing with hail damaged buildings three years later

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - The hail storm of 2014 is still causing headaches around Abilene, and the city itself is still dealing with problems caused by the hail, as it works to repair hundreds of buildings that were damaged.

The work begins with one building. Before the city council is a motion to pay more than $400,000 to repair the roof at the CityLink terminal.

At the DCOA discussion was held on Monday about fixing the Blue Cross Blue Shield building, but that motion was tabled.

These two buildings are just a pair from the list of 416 damaged buildings owned by the City of Abilene.

Some structures that were damaged include buildings at the zoo, Frontier Texas!, and the Abilene Community Theater.

The Texas Municipal League provided insurance for the City of Abilene during the hail storm, when these properties were damaged.

Court records show that the city was looking for proper inspections to be done by TML, and waited nearly two years for the situation to be resolved.

The documents also show that the City alleges that TML underestimated the damage by nearly $20M, giving only at $10M payout.

At this time, it is not clear how the city will proceed.

The City of Abilene has a policy of not discussing pending litigation, so there is no official comment about any future plans at this time.


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