WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue May 27, 2014
FEMA To Reimburse Vanderburgh County For Some Winter Storm Repairs
Vanderburgh County has been approved to receive a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover some damage sustained during a brutal winter storm January 5-9.
Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Director Cliff Weaver says much of the damage came to the water grid in-and-around Evansville.
“We had hundreds of water mains break,” said Weaver. “So you can imagine the labor and materials over time – plus the loss of the water. It was a very unusual situation.”
Weaver says the total damage amounts to $1.3 million dollars. He says about half of that is eligible to be covered by the FEMA grant. A total of 28 Indiana counties have been approved to receive the grants.