"There were so many people involved," said
One of the things Kinlaw said he and his department are looking into is grant money that would help folks who live in flood-prone areas by, for example, lifting their homes up off the ground. Kinlaw stressed that he will not have an anwer for several weeks and will share the information when it becomes available.
The major concern for emergency management folks now, he said, is making sure everyone who needs assistance registers with
"We can see the number of people who have applied with
That reaching out is made harder by the road conditions around the county. Kinlaw noted one instance in which a fire truck and an EMS vehicle responded to a call and showed up on opposite sides of a washed-out bridge.
"The road conditions are still certainly delaying our response, and it's still going to be several months," Kinlaw noted.
"Like many other areas, this storm and the washed-out
"I know there are numerous needs because of the storm, but my major concern has been that I could not find anyone that could tell me the schedule for repairing this particular road closure," he added. "Also, I'm worried about the damage to our parking lot that we let the public and big trucks turn around in because they did not read the signs that said 'road closed ahead'."
Kinlaw said he expected
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