FEMA Tour



A preliminary damage estimate from rain and flooding in late June in Fillmore County stands at an estimated $2,600,000.

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency joined officials from two state agencies in touring storm damage in Fillmore County on Wednesday.

They also toured Houston County on Tuesday where a preliminary damage estimate was at about $6,000,000.
  
Fillmore County Coordinator Karen Brown said the officials toured flood-damaged roads, bridges, and other damaged public property. They viewed road damage and washed out bridges in Carrolton, Holt, and Norway townships, as well as damages in both the cities of Mable and Canton.

Brown said FEMA officials indicated they could be back in Fillmore County and Houston County near the end of July or early August if state and federal damage thresholds for assistance are met and the counties are eligible for a federal disaster declaration.

The officials toured a total of 17 counties this week assessing storm damage.....

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