Thursday, September 2, 2010

Flood Assistance Still Needed In Cookeville Area

Several Putnam County community leaders have come together in an attempt to streamline the process of helping those who were affected by flash flooding that swept through the area in mid-August. The group met Thursday morning at the Putnam County Courthouse to discuss how to gain and utilize local dollars to assist flood victims. The primary initial focus for the group was to establish a fund where individuals and corporations can contribute, and know their contributions will help those victims in Putnam County. Donations of any amount are being accepted at Putnam First Mercantile Bank, located at 200 W. Jackson Street, and at Jackson Bank & Trust at 376 W. Jackson Street. Individuals and businesses, both large and small, are being urged to give what they can to help their neighbors. A damage assessment reporting line remains open for property owners in Putnam County to report flood damages related to the August flood event. By dialing 646-INFO (4636) callers can report damage to any structure that is taxed through the property assessor’s office. All reports should be received by the close of business on September 10th. When calling 646-INFO callers should be prepared to give their name, address of damaged property, telephone number, and a brief description of damage received.