Combes Still Recovering From Hurricane Dolly

POSTED: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 5:51pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

A small town in Cameron County continues to pick up the pieces 9 months after Hurricane Dolly ravaged the area.

The town of Combes is just beginning to repair damage left by the category one hurricane after receiving $2.7 million from the federal government.

ā€œIā€™m glad that they're fixing it.ā€

Combes Mayor, Silver Garcia, says Rusty Lane was fairly new before Dolly destroyed it. It was only 4 to 5 years old. Now it'll cost about $180,000 to repave it.

Other projects funded by FEMA include drainage improvements to prevent flooding and the demolition of the old water tower.

Garcia says it's going to take another 8 to 10 months before the town of Combes goes back to normal.

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