Butler County Times Gazette
  • Millions in new roofing permits in Hutchinson

  • A hailstorm that pummeled Hutchinson in July has meant a lot of new roofs in the city.
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  • A hailstorm that pummeled Hutchinson in July has meant a lot of new roofs in the city.
    The city says it's issued $4.4 million in new roofing permits since the July 23 hailstorm. The total was helped last week by two big projects — re-roofing the Hutchinson Mall and the Dillon Living Center.
    A total of 202 roofing permits worth $2.4 million were issued just last week. The city has issued 476 permits since 2.5- to 4-inch hail pounded the eastern half of the city, leaving baseball-sized holes in some structures.
    The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/1cn8LJH ) the city issued an average of 6.5 roofing permits in the four weeks before the storm.
    The newspaper reports 342, or 72 percent, of the permits were issued for a 1.5-mile-wide in eastern Hutchinson.
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