JacksonCounty has extended the Local State of Emergency for seven more days and it may be extended again.Nearly 70 county roads have breaks in them while others are damaged and underwater. The state is supporting Road, Bridge and Emergency Operations with additional resources and manpower.
By declaring a Local State of Emergency the county has easier access to funding and supplies but with the damages totaling well over 14 million dollars and some roads still under, JacksonCounty is hopeful federals dollars will wash before more roads wash out. In order for the county to receive FEMA assistance the state must reach 26 million dollars from the rain event. JacksonCounty received between 10-13 inches of rain in two weeks. This is following one of the most rain filled summers to date. On Thursday CountyCommissions contracted Anderson Columbia to repair a main thoroughfare in the Indian Springs area. The contractors will repair two iron culverts with concrete for a more stable drainage system. The company will hit the site Monday and will be finishing the job in the following 21 days.