Burnette said officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers were visiting those areas Tuesday to determine if their cleanup would be covered as a part of the ongoing recovery process.
The affected areas include Disney Lake in Cordova, Cedar Lake near Goodsprings, the Warrior River near Argo and the Mulberry Fork in Sipsey.
“Each of those areas has been called into us as having a large amount of debris,” Burnette said.
Burnette added that flooding is a concern.
“We’ve identified those spots and each of them is prone to flooding,” he said. “They flood when there isn’t debris inside them. This would just make them that much more likely to flood if we get any decent amount of rain.”
Federal officials should inform the county this week if the debris removal from the waterways will be a part of its current contract, Burnette said.
Burnette also updated commissioners on grant requests for storm shelters throughout the county. He said more than 480 individual applications have been turned into Walker EMA for assistance with home storm shelters or safe rooms. Of those applications, 150 have been turned into state officials.
“We turned those in last Friday, and we will be turning in more this week,” he said. “We will continue to take applications as long as citizens bring them to our office.”
Burnette said anyone interested in federal assistance for home shelters should contact his office at 205-384-7233.
In other action from the meeting, the Commission:
•Approved a name transfer for the lease of a hanger at the Walker County Airport - Bevill Field.
•Appointed Annie Jo Brasfield to the Copeland Ferry/Pumpkin Center Water Authority.