Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fincher Says Assessment Teams Are At Work

Flood damage assessments in Putnam County should be completed late today or early Friday by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and state representative Henry Fincher of Cookeville says he expects a disaster declaration to soon follow. Fincher says the trigger amount for Putnam County to be declared a disaster area is "a little over two hundred thousand dollars." He says, "Given all the damage we've had, I'm sure we've had that much damage in the county, probably much much, more." Following the assessment, Fincher says he will be following up with the Governor's office to make sure that the county gets what he calls "relief funds that we so desperately need."