Forrest County gets Reimbursed for Damaged Voting Machines

Forrest County, MS - Forrest County's election building was hit by a tornado two years ago that damaged 233 voting machines, each coasting about one thousand dollars.

Earlier this week the board acknowledged a copy of a check in the amount of $245,090 in full and final settlement of property claims from the tornado damages.

The President of the Board of Supervisors, David Hogan, says, "Well we were disappointed that the building was actually damaged. The roof was torn off and the machines were damaged and so we knew that it was a major loss to the county. And uhm we had hoped that travelers would make it good. Initially they were not willing to and so the decision was made to hire this group that helped us after Hurricane Katrina and they were able to get the tax payers what they deserve."

Hogan mentions that the board of supervisors were content with the way that Howarth, the public adjuster group helped with the settlement.

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