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More rain could cause problems for already soaked roads
More rain could cause more problems on already damaged roads.
Crews in Crestview are trying to preserve the repairs they've made so far.
Laura Hussey "There haven't been enough warm bodies or hours in the day to start repairing all the roads that have been damaged in Crestview. This is Ridge Lake Road, another huge washout. Right now this crew is working double time"
Double time as in speed trying to put lots of fill dirt in place before the rain washes it away.
Compared to what this was like after the storm, they've already made progress.
Robert Johnson/Crestview "It was closed off all the way, and now they're letting us go down one lane"
Landscaper Robert Johnson is trying to sod a section of washed-out yard before the water can carry it away again.
He knows how hard the road crews are pushing.
Ken Nielsen/CVCTV "They've worked so hard, every day, 24 hours a day to get just so people can get back to their normal routines"
Our partner Ken Nielsen from Crestview Community Television spent Thursday with FEMA inspectors.
He says the amount of time and manpower it takes for each repair is staggering.
Ken "You hate to see all that work go to waste because we have a storm coming in, that's what I hate to see personally."
Here's another area public works is concerned about. This gully on Phillips Drive washed out even farther back than you can see in this shot. The repair is estimated at a million dollars if it doesn't get worse.
Laura Hussey "The Public Works Director says they're going to get this stabilized as best they can. Then it's all up to Mother Nature, and whatever she has to bring us."