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MEMA to meet with Saltillo residents

March 20, 2019

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 7:07 PM
Updated: Mar 21, 2019 9:09 AM

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the mississippi emergency management agency will be in saltillo thursday to help residents who were affected by flooding back in late february. its all part of the recovery efforts that are underway in saltillo right now. wayne hereford joins us live with how this would help residents. there's a lot underway right now in saltillo including debris removal, repairs , and work on infrastructure. residents have faced an uphill climb since the flooding ,but it looks like they are doing o.k. (nats?) the willow creek subdivision was covered in flood water back in february. "well it totaled my car. it flooded my car. it got about two inches from coming in the front door, but it didn't get in the house." as far as the house goes, brad helms was one of the lucky ones. but across the street one of his neighbors was not so lucky. standup" as you can see, water damage can be very devastating, especially for homeowners." most of the residents in willow creek have assessed their damage and some have hired contractors to come in and make repairs. dakota gilland is a local contractor who is working on four houses in the subdivision. " a lot of houses flooded. one house and 118 it had about a foot and a half of water damage. so now we're going through ripping the carpet out ,the sheet rock out, putting new sheet rock up painting it fixing all the plumbing stuff to it." meanwhile saltillo city officials say they are doing all they can to help residents who were affected like bringing mema to town to meet with them on thursday. "they will be meeting with homeowners in our community room. and that will give homeowners an opportunity to directly talk to mema." now that meeting starts tomorrow morning around 9 and will go until about six p.m. thursday at city hall. reporting live in saltillo i'm wayne hereford wtva nine news.
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