County Coming Up Short For Flood Disaster Aid (VIDEO)

Huntingburg (NNDC) – It may have been sunny and nice this past weekend here in Dubois County, but recent news has case a dark cloud for those still recovering from damage done by last month’s floods.  Ashley Irons with our media partner, WEHT/WTVW, has the story…

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THIS TIME LAST MONTH THIS ENTIRE FIELD ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE STREET WAS UNDER WATER, BUT AS THE WATER DRIES, DUBOIS COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THEY’RE TRYING TO KEEP THEIR HEAD ABOVE WATER WITH NO OUTSIDE HELP WHATSOEVER

DUBOIS COUNTY– AMONG ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS LAST MONTH AS FLASH FLOODING LEFT MUCH OF THE COUNTY UNDERWATER.
NINE INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN JUST DAYS — BUT IT WON’T BE ENOUGH TO QUALIFY THE COUNTY FOR STATE OR FEDERAL MONEY.
THE LAST OPTION FOR OUTSIDE HELP– RULED OUT NOW– AS DUBOIS COUNTY FELL JUST SHORT OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION THRESHOLD REQUIRED FOR LOW INTEREST LOANS.

(TAMMY HUMBERT/ DUBOIS COUNTY EMA DIRECTOR)

You just feel like your hands are tied behind your back and you don’t have anywhere
to go and its just very disappointing being in your position, my job is to help
people and Im not able to help them with this

THE REQUIREMENT FOR S-B-A LOANS WERE AT LEAST 25 HOMES THAT HAD EIGHTEEN INCHES OF WATER REPORTED IN LIVING QUARTERS.
DUBOIS COUNTY ONLY REGISTERED TWENTY THREE.

(ASHLYN ON CAM)
DUBOIS COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY ITS NOT TOO LATE TO REPORT WATER DAMAGE IN DUBOIS COUNTY– THE CUT OFF IS THE END OF JUNE.  IN HUNTINGBURG, ASHLYN IRONS EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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