County gets some FEMA hurricane aid, still waiting for more
by Franklin Clark --
Jun 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Although Hurricane Ike caused damage in September of last year, according to Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries, the county only recently received reimbursements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency a little over three weeks ago.

The county was paid $14,471 for actions it took to repair damage from the aftereffects of last year’s hurricane, Humphries said.

“It is a long time … and we don’t know what the hold up is,” Humphries said.

The judge-executive also said he is looking at getting more than $150,000 from FEMA for damage caused during the ice storm in January and February, and expects it to arrive either late this year or early next year, although he is hoping it will come this year.

The monetary amount for damages to the county from the flooding a few weeks ago has not been determined, but FEMA officials, including Johnny Rodriguez, have been working with Trigg County Road Foreman Tommy Hanberry and Trigg County Treasurer Lucy Oliver, who is also the FEMA applicant agent for the county, said Humphries.

According to Cadiz Public Works Director Kerry Fowler, the city received $32,038 for damages from Hurricane Ike, and received that money about two months ago, and also said the city is expecting to get $131,687 from FEMA for damages from the ice storm.

“We don’t know when we will receive that money,” Fowler said, adding that the city suffered no damage from the flooding.

FEMA representatives could not be reached at press time.
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