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Disaster declaration extended in Jefferson Co

(KAIR)--The Jefferson County Commission has extended the disaster declaration put in place due to spring’s severe weather.

Jefferson County was among those impacted by flooding, and other severe weather affects.

On Monday, Emergency Services Director James Tweed brought the issue to the Commission, requesting that the disaster declaration be extended.

The Commission voted unanimously to do so, extending it from June 13 to July 11.

The disaster declaration gives the County the ability to take certain actions to handle the affects of flooding.

Among the impacts Jefferson County has felt has been flooded wells, which led to the issuance of boil water advisories for several areas of the county.

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