The Washington headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service reopened to the agency’s employees last week, following some $25 million in repairs made necessary after massive June flooding.

Torrential rains closed the building beginning June 26, after an estimated 5.5 million gallons of water flooded the building’s basement and sub-basement, causing extensive damage to electrical equipment and air handlers. In mid-July, the agency announced that the office -- which housed some 2,700 workers, mostly tax attorneys, law enforcement agents and administrative staff -- wouldn’t reopen until early 2007.

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