Officials push for flooding assistance funds
TEMA crews surveying damage
State disaster officials are looking at the damage from last night's storms to see if assistance is available.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is adding up how much was destroyed.
News 5 spoke with State Representative Matthew Hill Monday.
He tells us he has requested Governor Bill Haslam declare the area a disaster.
The hope is to qualify for federal assistance.
We’ve also learned the Washington County, Tennessee mayor’s office is expected to release damage cost estimates on Tuesday.
The local emergency management office says early estimates show 60 to 80 homes were damaged or destroyed in the flood.
They have not yet determined the extent of the damages.
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