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FEMA comes to Brazil

Friday, August 19, 2011

On Friday, Aug. 19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) came to Clay County for a briefing and kick-off meeting.

Officials discussed projects from the April and June flooding disaster that took place in Clay County.

This meeting was only for public infrastructure, not individual purposes.

They discussed damage to roads and sewage and drainage systems within Brazil and Clay County.

"A lot of good, positive things came out of the meeting," Director of Clay County Emergency Management Bryan Husband said.

The meeting was full of questions and answers.

FEMA explained why some situations are eligible and others aren't, as well as explaining equipment rates.

The main issue discussed within Brazil was interior damage to piping on John Street.

The piping was put in during the 1930s, and now there are problems with patching the pipe.

Other damage within Clay County included ditching issues and washed out roadways, which have already been repaired.

However, FEMA plans to reimburse the county for a percentage of the expenses.

Husband said FEMA usually pays 75 percent of the expenses depending on each project.

"We have a good group of people working on this," Husband said. "I think things will go quickly."

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