Aug 5, 2013 9:09 PM by Bill Folsom

Flood damage adding up around Black Forest burn area

Roads, culverts and drainages that have been stable for decades are now suffering damage or total destruction from the flooding in the aftermath of the Black Forest Fire. It is spreading county crews thin as they try and take care of all the problems. "We have to look at our regular programs of maintenance and a lot of things are going to have to be stopped or deferred so we can turn our attention to emergency responses," said County Engineer, Andre Brackin.

It is also impacting budgets. A wash out that left a thirty foot gap in Casey Road has to be fixed quickly because it is a deadend road and the damage cuts off four families from their homes. "This could be a $100-thousand project or more just to get this replaced, said Brackin. It is one of many projects and the recent trend of afternoon downpours keeps adding damage.



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