Scott County busy with FEMA paperwork

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

BENTON -- Scott County has its disaster declaration. Now officials want to get the county's paperwork in -- quickly and correctly.

County officials received notification the county was approved for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Grant Program Friday evening, Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday.

Burger said county officials were reassured the county would be approved for PA. "But once you know, it's a relief," he said.

Mark Winkler, coordinator for the State Emergency Management Agency's Area E, advised Burger April 19 is the start date for the disaster declaration.

County officials have been filling out paperwork for the Public Assistance program. "We're trying to stay on top of what our request will be for reimbursement and what our damage assessments will be," Burger said.

One county official reportedly was told the forms he has were replaced with a new version, however.

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