The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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December 24, 2013

Comanche County sees help for damaged roads

LAWTON, Okla. — While residents in Oklahoma are busy cleaning up from a weekend of freezing rain and ice, at least one county in southwest Oklahoma is seeking help to repair damage caused by another wintry onslaught.

Comanche County commissioners approved an emergency disaster proclamation to help repair roads that were cracked and are starting to split open during the storm earlier this month, according to a story from TV station KSWO.

Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for 77 counties, and FEMA came to Comanche County last week but was only able to assess the road conditions in one district. The county is now making its own assessments.

“We don’t have a dollar figure on what we think it is right now,” Comanche County Commissioner Gail Turner said. “Some areas have a lot of damage, some don’t. We’ve got some newer roads that have some damage, but I don’t think we’ll be able to see as much damage today as we will a couple weeks from now.”

FEMA will be coming back to Comanche County soon to estimate how much damage was done on the roads.

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