Select Kerr County property owners are being asked to update their surveys on damages suffered during the February winter storm in order for potential progress to be made as to whether or not FEMA will declare the county eligible for federal aid to qualifying local individuals.
The FEMA criteria is as follows: at least 5 homes have suffered major damage or were destroyed from the storm, the damage/destroyed residences have no insurance coverage or are underinsured and photographs supporting major claims are provided.
535 Kerr County property owners completed the “iSTAT” survey, according to Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator Dub Thomas. Among them were 3 filers who said their homes were destroyed and 164 people who said their homes suffered major damage as a result of the storm.
“The problem that we’ve run into is that 19 residents who reported that they saw major damage or destruction to their properties either did not submit photographs of the damage or they did not provide the physical address of the property,” Thomas said.
Thomas added that it is imperative that these property owners turn in their survey updates as soon as possible. April 20 is the deadline for TDEM to submit data to FEMA from the citizens’ responses along with Kerr County’s completed (pSTAT) survey.
Anyone with further questions is asked to call Thomas directly at (830) 315-2430.