Johnson County flood victims wonder about recovery money – 11 p.m. report


THAT SWEPT THROUGH JOHNSON COUNTY MORE THAN ONE MONTH AGO … BUT MOST OF THE FOLKS AFFECTED BY THE FLOOD HAVE YET TO RECEIVE ANY OF THAT MONEY. THE JOHNSON COUNTY LONG- TERM RECOVERY FUND IS DESIGNED TO SUPPLEMENT ASSISTANCE FROM FEMA AND INSURANCE COMPANIES. TODAY I SAT DOWN WITH THE TREASURER OF THE JOHNSON COUNTY LONG-TERM RECOVERY COMMITTEE TO TALK ABOUT WHEN FLOOD VICTIMS CAN EXPECT SOME HELP. nat Mike Howell says a lot of confusion surrounds the money designated for flood relief in Johnson County. Howell is treasurer of the county’s long-term recovery committee … And says people have asked him why the committee has not made any payments to flood victims. 12:35 THERE HAS TO BE SOME KIND OF CASE MANAGEMENT WITH FOLKS SO THAT WE KNOW WHO WAS AFFECTED, HOW MUCH THEY’VE BEEN AFFECTED AND WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE. YOU JUST CAN’T GO OUT THERE AND HAND OUT MONEY TO FOLKS. THAT’S NOT GOING TO FIX THEIR PROBLEMS :14 standup 27:46 RIGHT NOW THE JOHNSON COUNTY LONG TERM RECOVERY FUND HAS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN IT. ROUGHLY 50 THOUSAND OF THAT IS LEFT OVER FROM TORNADO RELIEF EFFORTS IN 2012. :12 Some of the money has been used to pay rent for folks needing a temporary home … But most of it will not be spent until after FEMA and insurance companies complete their services. 17:01 THIS IS IMPORTANT IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEM TRY TO GET BACK SOME NORMALCY IN THEIR LIFE, BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE BEFORE :09 The floodwaters damaged the homes of Travis Music and Gordon Cantrell … And destroyed Cantrell’s gun store. They say any financial assistance would be welcome. 31:32 WE COULD GET BACK IN THE USE AND GET IT FIXETWHERE COULD LIVE AGAIN. THE WAY ‘RE LIVING, I’VE GOT A COUPLE PAIRS OF PANTS AND AT’S ABOUT L. I KNOW THAT FEELING. I’VE GOT MY WORK CLOTHES AND THAT’S ABOUT IT :14 Hoping help comes sooner rather than later. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUND … OR WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP ADMINISTER THE AID … CALL 606-789-3641…. FOUR PIKE COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPONDED TO A

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