Starke County Looking for More FEMA Reimbursement Funds

The Starke County Highway Department anticipates more reimbursement funds from the February flooding event to come in from FEMA.

Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler said the county received about $13,000 for the debris removal portion of the reimbursement requests from the federal agency.

“They just asked for more information last week,” commented Ritzler. “They asked for more maintenance records for the roads. They’ve approved about half of ours and they just wanted to get more of the records on some of the others. Rachel [Oesterrich, Office Manager] was scrambling the last week-and-a-half like we all were and get the records. We turned them in on Friday.”

Ritzler said much more money should be coming in once they approve this last round of requested paperwork.