Friday, February 06 2009
Evansville EMA Director Sherman Greer has put in a request for federal aid to help with clean up costs. It is not clear yet if this request will be accepted.
Evansville EMA Asks For Federal Aid
EVANSVILLE - The Evansville Emergency Management Agency announced it has put in a request for federal aid to help clean up from last week's winter storm. NEWS 25 learns that it could take as long as three weeks before the city sees any money.
Authorities said in order to get federal money; all of Indiana must have $8 million worth of damage. Evansville EMA Director Sherman Greer told us that so far they haven't hit that number. Greer said everything from cleaning up debris to police overtime counts toward the total amount.
We asked if Vanderburgh County could get federal money, and Greer said he doesn't know.
"I've been doing this for 19 years and I've seen times that I've thought we were going to get it and we haven't," Greer said.
The EMA Director told us it takes a little over $500,000 worth of damage to be eligible as a county. He said Vanderburgh County will most likely make that.