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  • FEMA officials tour flood damage

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) officials made their way to Camden County on Tuesday.
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) officials made their way to Camden County on Tuesday.
    Presiding County Commissioner Kris Franken and Emergency Management Agency Director John Page showed the officials areas in need of assistance after recent weather events. The state and federal agency representatives started out by meeting with Linn Creek Mayor Ginny Mueller and toured private property and businesses damaged by flooding earlier in August.
    Camden County was one area of Missouri that was hit by torrential downpours the week of Aug. 5. During a 24-hour period, Camden County received as much as 4.48 inches of rain. After a week of heavy rainfall, areas all over the county saw damage.
    Gravel roads were washed out, creeks overflowed, low water crossings were impassable and homes and businesses were flooded in the county.
    The town of Linn Creek saw considerable amount of damage during the week of heavy rain. Businesses in the Industrial Park area received major flood damage, homes were ruined, low water crossings were impassable for days, debri landed on roads and near businesses and fencing was torn down near the town's water treatment facility.
    Camden County Commissioners are not releasing an estimate total for the damage received from the flooding at this time. County officials are hoping that having FEMA officials in town means the county is on the road to recovery.
     

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