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Crews survey damage, work to fix roads in Clay County following storms

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CLAY COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Crews in Clay County spent Monday surveying damage to homes and repairing roads following Saturday night's EF1 tornado.

According to Clay County Judge Mike Patterson, several roads sustained damage and were washed out due to the heavy rain that fell throughout last week, including Saturday's storms.

Patterson said he's now working with FEMA to receive funding for the county.

"We've turned the paperwork in to be a disaster area because of the different damages we've had," Patterson said. "So, I think we fall into the category without any problems with the damage that we've had done."

Patterson asked residents to be patient with road crews and to be cautious while they drive around the county.

He added the county will work fast to get damaged roads and school bus routes back up and running.

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