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Jefferson County EMA launches Oct. 6 flood damage reporting portal for residents, businesses

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EMA website for flood damage reporting © Jefferson County EMA EMA website for flood damage reporting

The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency has created a public portal for homeowners and businesses to submit damage reports from the Oct. 6 flood event in the area.

Upwards of 10 inches of rain fell in some parts of the county in a short period of time, leading to flooded homes and businesses.

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"Jefferson County Emergency Management has established a damage assessment portal, which is a tool for gathering data on the damages caused by the Wednesday, October 6th flooding event," the EMA said. "This assessment portal is open to all homeowners and businesses within Jefferson County that sustained damages."

The public damage assessment portal is available through Oct. 18. It can be accessed at www.jeffcoema.org/damageportal.

"Residents are reminded that this is not a substitute for submitting through insurance and that submission does not is any way guarantee federal, state or local reimbursement or financial assistance," the EMA said.

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