CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A pile of debris out front only begins to tell the story. Reid lost his A/C unit, his workshop, even his hard wood floors that were just installed the day before Debby came.
Everything is a mess. Reid took off three weeks from work just to clean up.
"They tell me this was the storm of the century. I said good, maybe I got it out of the way," he joked.
On Sunday, Governor Rick Scott wrote President Obama requesting he declare a major disaster for the State of Florida. The Governor outlined the need for millions of dollars in aid.
Here in our area alone: Duval County has reported to the state Division of Emergency Management storm cleanup will cost around $7.4 million. In Baker County, emergency officials are estimating their damage is around $2.6 million.
Nassau is still assessing.
And in Clay County Chief Lorin Mock says, "We have estimated that its at $4 million right now and will be rising."
Clay, Duval, and Nassau have still not been added to the disaster declaration request. But Mock remains optimistic.
"I'm confident that the federal government and the state are going to come through to assist both the residents that were impacted, as well as the community as a whole," said Mock.
And as Reid walks up the stairs to his own Debby disaster, he hopes that's true.
"We've all been anxiously waiting and nothing's happened to this point," said Reid.
FEMA along with teams from the state will be conducting damage assessments in both Clay and Duval starting at 9 a.m.
Five hundred-eighty homes were damaged by flood water in Clay County alone.