Dirt road repairs delayed due to FEMA

Holmes County
Holmes County
Published: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 08:01 PM.

HOLMES COUNTY — Public Works Department has continued to keep the roads passable for local traffic and emergency vehicles while waiting on the Federal Emergency Management Association to assess the damages and provide financial help with repairing the roads to pre-disaster condition, according to Holmes County Emergency Management.

Holmes County was declared a Federal Disaster Area on Aug. 2, 2013 for Public Assistance.

All dirt roads have been affected by the excessive heavy rainfall amounts since July 2, 2013.

“We ask that you please be patient on the road conditions until FEMA can inspect them and write a scope of work to include not only repairing the roads but to include mitigation projects that will restore them better than before,” said Director of Emergency Management Wanda Stafford. “FEMA is currently working on the City of Bonifay and the Town of Noma and will start on the County roads tentatively on Sept. 9, 2013.”

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