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FEMA team assesses damages, some roads reopened

Shown is the dam at Gantt Hydro during last month’s flooding. Courtesy photo

Shown is the dam at Gantt Hydro during last month’s flooding.
Courtesy photo

FEMA representatives were in town yesterday assessing damages from last month’s flooding, officials said.

“They have just left to start the state/FEMA assessment with the county engineer,” EMA director Susan Harris said. “Then if time allows today, we will assess Andalusia and Opp.”

Harris said the county was one of the first that FEMA is surveying.

The county along with neighboring counties was hit with a week of heavy rains, which flooded and washed out county roads.

The local EMA estimates more than $3.16 million in damages, which includes Andalusia, Covington County and Opp.

Additionally, the county engineer’s office released an updated road closure list:

• Adam Pond Road;

• Al Baisden Road;

• Bass Bridge Road;

• Bert Diamond Road;

• Chalker Road;

• Conecuh River Church Road;

• Antioch Road;

• David Road;

• Eddie Cannon Road;

• Grider Mock Road;

• Hammett Road;

• Hogfoot Road;

• Horn Hill Road (dirt road portion);

• Jack Kelly Road;

• Linzy Road;

• Lord Hill Road;

• Mitchell Road;

• Oakey Streak Road;

• Old Boggy Road;

• Oscar Pugh Road;

• Prestwood Bridge Road;

• Shiloh Cemetery Road;

• Smithart Road;

• Straughn School Road at County Road 77 going east;

• WB Farm Road;

• Zell Ready Road