May 30, 2023
Storm assessment team makes ‘windshield’ tour; SB Mountain storm damage hits $247 million
CRESTLINE - (INT) – Mountain residents and county officials are getting their first detailed assessment of the damage inflicted on the Rim Communities by the epic February and March blizzard.

The county has determined that 302 homes were damaged, 42 destroyed and 38 others with major damage. Out of 46 non-residential/commercial properties listed, 10 were marked destroyed and seven were listed with major damage.

Additional costs and losses were reported for public agencies. That included debris removal, emergency protective measures, roads and bridges, public buildings and equipment, and personnel overtime costs.

By the county’s last estimate, storm damage and costs reached 247-point-7 million dollars.

State and federal representatives state and federal representatives began a 2-day driving tour of the mountain communities Thursday to confirm the damages to homes and businesses that were buried under more than 10 feet of snow.

The county is seeking a major disaster declaration. That could result in federally funded temporary housing assistance, funds to repair or replace owner-occupied homes, funds for uninsured or under-insured disaster-caused expenses and serious needs, Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, and other forms of assistance.
Story Date: April 3, 2023
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