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Dawson County residents are encouraged to document all of their flood damage in their homes via pictures and to keep all documentation concerning the damage.

DAWSON COUNTY — A disaster declaration is in the works for Dawson County and Emergency Manager Brian Woldt advises residents to document all the flood damage to their homes and keep any and all paperwork associated with the damage and clean up.

Woldt said people should take pictures of any flood damage to their homes to help qualify for disaster relief. Paperwork, such as receipts, should also be kept.

Those with insurance are also encouraged to get letters from their insurance companies how much will be covered, if there will be coverage at all, etc.

All documentation should be maintained, he said. Federal paperwork will take some time and people are encouraged to be patient during this process.

Dawson Area Development said "Even if you don't have flood insurance still take pictures and document damage. This isn't for your traditional insurance but for any FEMA or NEMA disaster funds if they become available."

D.A.D. continued, "Still submit the value of damage to the city or county because they will have to qualify as a while with a certain dollar amount of damage before anyone's claims can be considered. You adding your small amount might help push the area total over the top so someone with a larger amount can get assistance."

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