Inspectors conduct flood damage assessments in Kincaid

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KINCAID, Ill. (AP)- Residents of central Illinois community are still dealing with damage after floodwaters from Sangamon River engulfed the northeast side of their town in late December.

Kincaid Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler tells the State Journal-Register that about 44 homes in the Christian County town were damaged by flooding caused by heavy rains.

Officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration were in Kincaid on Thursday to assess the damage and determine whether it meets the criteria for a disaster declaration.

Kincaid Mayor David Oller says costs to the local government have included about $6,300 in dumping fees and a couple thousand dollars in overtime for village workers.

A decision could be made as early as next week on the disaster declaration.