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Got flood damage? Contact officials for permits before making repairs

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

If you live in Adams County and have been contemplating clean up and repairs after the recent flooding, here's something you should know.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Water Resources reminds you to contact the Adams County Highway Department about requirements for obtaining permits before repairing or rebuilding flood-damaged structures.

The permits are required as part of the county's participation in the National Flood Insurance Program, which provides eligibility for flood insurance, flood disaster assistance, state and federal grants, and more.

The repair costs will be calculated by assuming the building will be fully repaired to its pre-damaged condition, even if you decide to do less than that. The total cost calculation must include structural materials, That includes finish materials and labor, even if you choose to do your own repairs.

For property owners and residents with flood-damage you should contact the Adams County Highway Department at 217-223-0614.

And for more information on floodplain management and flood insurance issues, you can contact the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Water Resources at 217-782-4428.

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