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Washington Airport Open, Major Repairs Still Needed After July 1st Storm

A week and a half since intense wind gusts turned life upside down for businesses and people across eastern carolina WITN checked in on one of the worse hit businesses: Washington's airport Warren Field.

The Director of Public Works Allen Lewis says the good news is Warren Field is open for business and its fuel farm is back online so pilots can fuel up with the swipe of a credit card.

The runway lights were still out Wednesday on the landing strip and the terminal torn apart.

Lewis says that it will probably take until the 1st or 2nd week of August to get all the debris cleaned up in and around the terminal and then get a temporary terminal. He says it's still early to pinpoint total costs for repairs.

"If I had to guess, somewhere between half a million and a million dollars. We're not at that point yet. We're still working on some figures with our insurance adjuster," said Lewis.

For now the terminal has been moved inside of the sky diving building right next door which looks virtually untouched. At least 2 planes were destroyed in the storm.


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