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Scott County flood victims will get aid from FEMA

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BENTON -- Scott County residents will get help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. County commissioners are hoping the county will get the same.

Amber Scudder, emergency management director, noted while meeting with commissioners Tuesday that a disaster declaration clearing the way for FEMA's Individual Assistance program was issued Friday evening,

"FEMA is here," Scudder said. "They are going house to house in the flooded areas making sure residents have registered with FEMA and to see if they need any help registering."

Public Assistance, which would provide financial assistance to the county from FEMA for public facilities such as roads, is still pending, however, Scudder said.

Scudder said she, the road and bridge department and the sheriff's department are all keeping track of "flood-only hours" for possible FEMA reimbursement.

"We are looking into some long-term solutions for some majorly flooded areas such as the Mini Farms and Ridgeview subdivisions," she added.

Scudder also presented information on FEMA's new flood plain maps.

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