Estimated $200K in damages at Paradise Valley

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Clayton County Emergency Management Director Sarah Moser has submitted a disaster declaration to the state for damage caused by heavy rains and flooding on July 23. Hardest hit was Paradise Valley Campground, south of McGregor. (Photo courtesy of Kim Dickey)

By Pat McTaggart

Clayton County Emergency Management Director Sarah Moser has submitted a disaster declaration to the state for damage caused by heavy rains and flooding on July 23.  

“There was a lot of wash out on roads,” she said. “Ivory Road was the worst. I estimate that the total road damage comes to about $35,000.”

Moser said the heavy damage was very localized.  

“Paradise Valley seemed to be the focus,” she commented. “There is about $200,000 damage there along with a lot of erosion and vegetation debris. The way the law is written, and the income requirements involved, I think it’s doubtful that people can get individual assistance. The people at Paradise Valley are very resilient. As soon as they got done cleaning up their own property, they would go and help someone else out.”

Moser also said the river gauge and monitor at Spillville was very helpful as she monitored the rising Turkey River.  

“I knew exactly when the river crested at Spillville, so I could plan for how long it would take it to crest in other areas,” she explained. “That is why that gauge is so important.  Overall, I think, as a county, we got off lucky.”

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