The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) visited Clovis today to see the tornado damage firsthand. Soon FEMA may be sending some federal funding to the hardest hit homeowners. NewsChannel 10's Tina Berasley reports on the visit.
Kim Pease and his FEMA team have wrapped up their tour of the hardest hit neighborhoods in Clovis. He says a damaged area must meet many different criteria before it is considered a "federal disaster zone."
"What we are attempting to do today is document the damage that's been done. The number of homes that were destroyed, the number of homes that had insurance and several other things go into the final calculation," says Pease.
The teams rated every home and put them into categories of damage, from destroyed to only in need of small repairs. Now they will pass the information along to Governor Bill Richardson's office, their regional director, and finally to Washington where President Bush could sign a declaration in just a few days.