Wednesday, September 15, 2010

White House OKs Flood Relief Money For Putnam

The White House has now approved federal aid for Putnam County and nine others in the state that had damage from flash flooding last month. The disaster declaration announced Wednesday also covers Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, and Smith counties. Officials say areas in the counties received an average of six to seven inches of rain during August 17th through the 21st, with some areas getting more than 11 inches. The most severe damage was to roads and bridges. The assistance will provide reimbursements to local governments for repairing and rebuilding public infrastructure.