Flood damage assessment underway in Adams County

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A damage assessment is underway in Adams County following the flood.

Adams County Emergency Management Director John Simon says the county is finalizing financial damage caused by flooding.

He says in order to even qualify for federal disaster relief there has to be two thresholds met; on the county level, damage has to be more than $300,000 and on the statewide level, damage has to be more than $19 million.

“Any contracted labor that levee districts incurred, any supplies they bought, excessive pumping would be where they pumped more than a normal non flood year; those costs may be eligible,” Simon said.

Simon says he hopes to know if the county does in fact receive assistance in the next couple of weeks. However, he says it’s hard to crunch the numbers considering we are still above flood stage.

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Multimedia Journalist

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