UPDATE: Disaster money reaches Bradley County
BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - Nearly one year to the date, the first payment for disaster recovery from the April 27th tornadoes has been made to Bradley County.
Jeremy Height, Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, says the $164,811 installment was paid Wednesday April 11, 2012.
Bradley County EMA director Troy Spence told Channel 3 his department submitted the required documentation March 22, 2012.
According to Height, Bradley County will eventually be paid in total more than $2.5 million dollars.
The tornado outbreaks caused the bills in Bradley County to reach $10 million.
Spence says the county spent months of submitting paperwork to the federal government and then had to wait for funds to trickle to the state level.
The city and county will get 75% of their money back, but they have no idea when the final dollars will arrive.
"We have submitted everything we can to the state, so we are waiting on them (for) reinstallments," Spence says.
He says recent changes in legislation and how things are submitted to the state could be the hold up.
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