MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- It’s been the hot button issue since the June floods. Some flooded counties will receive disaster relief. Others may not. Now officials from one of those counties are set to meet with FEMA to talk about damage to their area, and why they need assistance too.
Marshall County has already lost millions in summer revenue, and officials are hoping tomorrow’s meeting with FEMA officials will bring relief to their area.
The meeting is open to the public, and officials are asking anyone affected by June’s floods to attend.
Many of those flood victims are area marina owners. County leaders say much of the water on area roads has now receded, so they plan to ask FEMA to assess that damage and provide federal assistance to repair those roads.
After the meeting officials with FEMA are scheduled to tour areas hit hard by the high waters.
Hubert Weaver with Marshall County Emergency Management says, "If we meet the damage requirements FEMA has set then everybody will be eligible to file for FEMA to see about getting reimbursement for what insurance don’t cover."
The meeting starts Friday at 9 a.m. at the Marshall County Courthouse, and the public is invited to attend.