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Drought Continues, New Flooding Concerns

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Amarillo, Texas - There is a new effort underway to protect Rick Husband Airport's $52-million renovations from flood damage.

The new plan enlarges underground water pipelines and creates a water retention area for extra rain to flow into.

This comes after a sudden storm last year dumped eleven inches of rain... Flooding the building and causing six million dollars in damages. 

It has a $3 million price tag and the FAA will pay for 95-percent of that.