Lincoln County Commissioners and county staff did another review of the “State of the County” today with regard to the recent Echo Mountain Fire. Some of those who were burned out of house and home have been allowed to occupy new mobile homes temporarily placed near the south end of Logan Road, on Tribal land. It’s reported that additional recovery money has been made available by the federal government for the remainder of this fiscal year and all of next fiscal year, both of which run July 1st through June 30th of next year. Recovery improvements in areas that the fire scorched entail a Federal Emergency Management Agency authorization for septic tank repairs or replacements as well as repairing private water systems. In the meantime the Lincoln County Sheriff’s personnel are delivering bottled water to those who need it. So they’re making progress.
As for Covid-19 Vaccines, they’re humming right along in Lincoln County. So far, 8,253 Lincoln County citizens have received their first vaccination and are waiting to get their second. 6,740 Lincoln County citizens have already gotten both their vaccination shots. And of course, the Johnson & Johnson brand of “single-shot-and-your-done has entered the field.
Those who have serious health issues like cancer, kidney disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, Arterial disease, HIV, Type 2 Diabetes or a recent organ transplant should seek medical advice before getting any inoculation.
And the long recovery continues…