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Disaster Recovery Center coming to Middleburg

6:05 PM, Jul 5, 2012   |    comments
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MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A Disaster Recovery Center will be be set up early next week to assist hundreds of homeowners along Black Creek access assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA does have teams on the ground surveying the damage from Tropical Storm Debby and making house calls to answer questions from homeowners.

Clay County emergency planners say nearly 600 homes were hit by high water, with 100 being seriously damaged.

Homeowners seeking assistance can call FEMA directly to start the process. The phone number is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Kermit Sowers says his main concern is demolishing the interior of his rental home on Lazy Acres Road before mold sets in.

"That's the main concern, getting it dry," said Sowers who just two months ago remodeled the home that was soaked with four feet of water inside the living area.

Clay County also estimates $4 million dollars in infrastructure damage, with the biggest hit coming to a bridge on County Road 218 near Clay Hill. Work is going on around the clock to get that bridge repaired.

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