CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The new numbers are in. Clay County Fire Chief Lorin Mock says possibly as many as 500 homes have been damaged by floodwaters.
"We want to work with the residents of those communities to determine if they had flooding damage, the extent of the flooding damage and we can get approximate value," he said. "That's important because we put that together and report it back to the state to be included in the state numbers so when the time for the governor to recommend to the president that we need a federal declaration and including Clay County those numbers will be included."
Fifty members of the Emergency Management Team are out this morning getting started on the assessment. Action News wanted to know where they are getting started.
"Those areas generally off of 220 but not isolated to that, those areas that Tuesday night when the flooding reached its extreme portion had to go in with fire units and literally assist people getting out of it," Mock said. "That's where we wanted to go in and do that assesment phase. Now that will progress into the Black Creek areas as the flood waters behind receed and allow us to get into those areas that have also received some significant damage."