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Man seeks help for washed-out driveway

Local - 7/26/2013 5:09 PM by Joe Hellriegel
SCARBRO - A local man is looking for answers after not getting help from FEMA. Earl Adkins says since the derecho last year his drive way is almost to the point where it can't be driven. He has to drive into his neighbors yard which made a large path to his house. He says he had to buy a truck for the winter time just to get up the hill. This presents a problem for ambulances and fire trucks for emergencies, especially for Adkins and his company because of health issues.

"My friend lives with me, he's done something with his back or something hurt real bad, we called Jan-Care, and Jan-Care took them four or five minutes to get up this road with their trauma unit, still nothing is being done," Adkins said. "They still say it's a secondary road and I've asked for another inspector to come out and look at it and everything else, and even asked to talk to commissioner Fugate, supposed to be head of FEMA," Adkins said.

Adkins says he was denied a conversation with Administrator of FEMA Craig Fugate and doesn't know where to turn to next.

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