Flagler Beach to get disaster recovery center after hurricane

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Flagler County is still dealing with the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, Small Business Administration, and county and city leaders are offering assistance. They held a Hurricane Ian information forum at the Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church. The area suffered extensive damage from Ian, including flooding and severe beach erosion. “For me, it was terrible. I woke up around 5 a.m. and got into about two inches of water all over my whole house and then continued from there about four inches,” said Flagler Beach resident David Trudzinski Install backwater valves, maybe install a higher levee,” she said. Part of the Flagler Beach pier was washed away, shutting down the structure deemed unsafe But there are plans on the horizon to help bread and butter the beach, an attraction for fishing, surfers and tourists.” It’s going to be a blow for us, but tomorrow we’ll announce the one of the ideas we have to make it up a bit and make it fun and still an attraction,” Flagler Beach commission chairman Ken Bryan said. “We won’t be strangers to Tallahassee or Washington, DC, and we’re going to get the money and we’re going to get it back,” said William Whitson, manager of Flagler Beach City. A center will open in Flagler County that will connect citizens to resources and follow up on their complaints. The Flagler Beach Sanitation Supervisor says debris removal will be complete by noon Thursday.

Flagler County is still dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Ian.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, Small Business Administration, and county and city leaders are offering assistance. They held a Hurricane Ian information forum at the Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church.

The area suffered significant damage from Ian, including flooding and severe beach erosion.

“For me, it was terrible. I woke up about 5 a.m., and got into about two inches of water all over my whole house, and then continued from there about four inches “said David Trudzinski, a resident of Flagler Beach.

Susan Price came looking for answers on storm drains after relentless rain flooded the outside of her home.

“Put in check valves, maybe a higher dike,” she said.

Part of the Flagler Beach pier was washed away, closing off the structure deemed unsafe. But there are plans on the horizon to help bread and butter the beach, an attraction for fishing, surfers and tourists.

“It’s going to be a big blow for us, however, tomorrow we will be announcing one of the ideas we have to make a difference, to make it fun and still an attraction,” said Flagler Beach commission chairman Ken Brian.

Residential damages in Flagler County totaled more than $10.6 million and more than $5.6 million in damages to government spending, including water, utilities, and debris.

“We won’t be strangers to Tallahassee or Washington, DC, and we’re going to get the money and we’re going to get it back,” said William Whitson, manager of Flagler Beach City.

In the coming days, a disaster recovery center will open in Flagler County that will connect citizens to resources and track their claims.

The Flagler Beach Sanitation Supervisor says debris removal will be complete by noon Thursday.

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