Brazos County not expected to dip into emergency fund for Harvey

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Brazos County Commissioners recently extended a disaster declaration after Hurricane Harvey.

Brazos County Judge, Duane Peters, said it gives them access to an emergency fund they have -- worth about $9 million.

Right now they don't think they will have to touch that money.

They had to do some temporary repairs to McAllester Lane in western Brazos County after the storm.

"We weren't sure at the point we extended [the declaration] how much we may have to spend out there, on McAllester," said Peters.

"We felt like it was best for us to just go ahead and extend it for another 30 days. I'm not sure that we will be able to take advantage of any grant funds or anything, like from FEMA. You have to reach $700,000 to even qualify," Peters said.

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey brought flooding to Brazos County but no widespread damage like in other parts of the state.