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Piggott, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

FEMA To Tour Damage In Clay County

Piggott, AR (KAIT) -- Power restoration and clean up continues across Clay County.  Piggott resident, April Flowers, has reminders of last months storm scattered across her yard.

"Looking at the damage around, it's unlike anything I have ever seen before," said Flowers.

Fortunately for April, she didn't have a lot of damage to her home, but others in Piggott and across Clay County, aren't so lucky.

Officials with FEMA say, per a request from Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, a FEMA team will tour Clay County on Tuesday. Officials say the team will tour the damage as it relates to individual assistance.

"It has to be your primary residence and it has to have damage. We'll knock on doors, we'll do drive arounds. We will talk to people, we will go into their homes and see what damage they have," said Gifford. 

Richard Gifford, with FEMA's Public Affairs office, says the information will be collected from all of the counties.  The information will go back to support the governor's request for individual assistance.

"FEMA and the state will get together and they will determine if there is enough damage to qualify for federal assistance," said Gifford.

Because April didn't have much property damage, she says clean up around her house will be left up to her and her husband...but she says that's ok....knowing that it could have been much worse.

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