Heavy rain caused an earth slide beside this home on Bull Mountain Road
Friday evening. The slide dumped dirt and debris into the road, which had
to be cleared by crews with the Cocke County Highway Department.
|Published: 10:09 AM, 07/23/2013
||Last updated: 10:10 AM, 07/23/2013
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
DEL RIO—Strong thunderstorms, dumping heavy rains, caused
major damage to roads and property in Cocke County last week.
Cocke County Road Superintendent Kenneth Ford met with
Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore, state Rep. Jeremy Faison and state Sen. Steve
Southerland on Monday assessing damage to roads in the Del Rio area, which were
hardest hit on Friday evening.
Ford and Assistant Road Superintendent Lonnie Ottinger
worked up an estimate of the damages totaling between $200,000 and $250,000, in
hopes of getting financial relief from FEMA and NRSC (Natural Resource
Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore and EMA Director
Patrick Sheldon are reportedly working with FEMA to see what assistance may be
"There is similar damage in another county in East
Tennessee and we're waiting on an assessment to see if we can get
assistance," Moore said at Monday's Finance Committee meeting of the Cocke
County Legislative Body."I just wanted you to know what we're facing."
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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