FEMA Pays Visit to Jackson County to Assess Flood Damage

FEMA officials visited Grand Tower Illinois on Tuesday to take an assessment of the damage caused by this year’s great flood. The FEMA crews spent the entire morning walking through the streets and inspecting different sites so the team can publish a damage inventory report. The damage being assessed is from the beginning of February to the beginning of June. During this time a sinkhole that is 6 feet deep opened up on the corner of Front Street and Market Street. The sinkhole can not be taken care of until the city receives financial assistance from the federal government. Officials say FEMA will reimburse the city for 75 percent of its flood losses. After the flood amassment is complete the city will submit more documents to back up the damage claim. They will write a report and send it up for the funding. Officials say there is no confirmed date to receive that money.

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