Crestview mayor considers FEMA aid, says road repairs in the works

Published: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 03:32 PM.

CRESTVIEW — City workers are documenting all storm recovery efforts so they can apply for federal aid following this week's floods, Mayor David Cadle said.

Labor, equipment and material costs must be included in Crestview's FEMA application. City workers are still assessing total damage, so the city hasn't filed the paperwork as of this writing.

'Substantial' repairs

"We have so many streets that buckled," Cadle said. "We don't really know how much it will cost to restore those roadways."

One thing is certain about the amount: With 16 Crestview streets closing after the storm, "it's gonna be pretty substantial," he said. 

Pulling from the city's more than $1 million contingency fund is another option to help cover storm damage repair costs, officials said.

Either way, repairs won't wait for funding.

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