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Miller county roads: $1.5 million in damage

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MILLER COUNTY, GA (WALB) - It could be six months before water-damaged Miller County roads are completely repaired.

Miller is one of 45 Georgia counties getting federal money to help pay for road repairs.

More than 40 roads were damaged, most of them dirt roads.

They're asking for 1.5 million dollars from FEMA.

They say repairs have been an everyday thing - but there's still a lot of work to be done.

"We're dealing with pipes blown out, ditches that have been covered up with sand, roads that are still washed out and having to haul dirt and put pipe back in, and gravel and stuff of that nature," says Cory Thomas with Miller county EMA.

County officials say the declaration was crucial, there was no way they could have repaired the roads with local resources.

Road workers say there are still a few isolated cases in the county where residents are having difficulty getting in and out of their residents because of damages.

There are still 6 roads closed in Miller county.

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