FEMA's new estimate cuts original in half

LAMAR COUNTY, TX -- FEMA officials were back in Lamar County Wednesday re-evaluating ice storm debris cleanup after their original estimates were higher than expected.

According to Lamar County Emergency Coordinator, Heath Thomas, FEMA originally estimated over 600,000 cubic yards of storm debris in the county, but officials never actually did any measurements.

FEMA officials went out in the county Wednesday and measured debris and the new estimate is almost half the original, at 315,000 cubic yards.

The county is hoping to hear back from FEMA soon and get a better idea of how much money, if any, the county will receive.

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