• District 2 Commissioner Jared Boast

Commissioner Vents Over 2017 FEMA Process

District 2 Commissioner Jared Boast expressed frustration Tuesday with how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) processed reimbursements during major flooding last spring.

Boast relayed his concerns to Bennie Cook, a field representative for U.S. Representative Jason Smith.

“It was a dynamic process,” Boast said to Cook. “We start documentation…present to the (Emergency Management Director) and it’s entered to ‘the portal.’ Weeks later, it’s not the right documentation.”

Read more on this story in the Feb. 21 issue of the Independent News.

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