Brooke to receive millions in new funding for flood damages

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After disastrous flooding hit our area back in February, FEMA officials are now stepping in to shoulder some of the costs.

Officials confirmed the new funding will go towards recovery efforts in several counties in the state, especially Brooke County.

EMA Director Bob Fowler told 7News that Brooke County is looking at five million in repairs.

So far, officials estimate $2.7 million to just Brooke County roads.

Fowler said there’s also a slip near Follansbee that’s going to cost them one million.

Then, officials have to add in the time and money invested by local fire departments, police departments and more.

“We’re pretty excited. The roads have been really terrible since the flood, so we’re pretty excited that we have new funding to get stuff repaired,” Fowler said.

Fowler added that they’re looking to start repairs as soon as possible.

Stay with 7News for updates on the progress.

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