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Boca City Hall fully operational after flood

Posted at 6:55 PM, Mar 28, 2016

All operations in Boca Raton's City Hall are back up and running after heavy rain flooded the building.

A spokesperson says clogged drains on the roof caused the flooding Thursday night.

Most of the damage hit the city's "One-Stop Center," which handles a lot of zoning, building, and permitting tasks. Crews moved computers and desks to the lobby to get the center operational.

The city has plans to relocate those services to the old library building in May. Because of the water damage at city hall, the city will speed up that moving process.

"We'll do it in stages, we still have a lot of work to do in [the old library] building and we hope we can get things ready for them maybe in the next couple of weeks," explained Chrissy Gibson, the city's spokesperson.

The city is working with insurance to fix the water damage, which includes replacing carpet, ceiling tiles and baseboards.

Gibson says it's too soon to say how much those fixes will cost the city.