There are many residents of the County of Grimes who’ll be dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey for some time, but overall, the county’s emergency management coordinator says, we’ve seen worse.
David Lilly says the initial estimate of damage to county roads is around $250,000, which is much less than the damage suffered in 2015. He estimate of homes damaged is around 60 to 70, but is growing each day.
But Lilly is quick to add he hopes the total amount of damage Grimes suffered will be enough to qualify the county for federal aid. He says he submitted his initial damage assessment to the governor’s office after it was requested, and he fully expects to qualify, eventually. He just hasn’t received the official OK yet.
Lilly says that once that go-ahead is received, Grimes residents who suffered Harvey damage will be able to get their claim started with the federal government, at least. Lilly tells Navasota News those who suffered damage from Harvey should go ahead and begin their private insurance claims now, because once the county gets the federal approval, that’ll be one of the first things FEMA will need to know about to proceed.
In the meantime, just keep it on 1550, and as soon as Lilly gets the official word on federal Harvey relief, we’ll let you know about it right here on Navasota News.