Disaster assessment teams comb Pinellas County

70 thousand homes already examined

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - County and city damage assessment teams in Pinellas County have already surveyed 70 thousand properties.

“We’ve seen mobile home damage, fences down and it was spread throughout the county,” said building official Glenn Wardell.

County leaders said crews document damage, then that information will be used to help FEMA give assistance to residents.

"The quicker we get the survey info into FEMA it will activate FEMA assistance coming in here,” said Wardell.

Largo Resident Rob Coons was relieved to see the disaster assessment teams on his block.

“Anything they can do to help us and get us some assistance would be great,” said Coon.

County leaders said the teams will be on the streets throughout the week.  They said the amount of damage in the county will qualify for FEMA assistance.

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