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County office repair work ongoing

The flooding that took place in the Mathews County treasurer and commissioner of the revenue offices on Feb. 11 was something “beyond anything we could handle” and had been determined to be due to a blocked drain line just outside the building and a toilet that ran all night, building official Jamie Wilks said during Tuesday’s board of supervisors’ meeting.

Servpro, a company that specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration, cleared out the water, he said, and the offices were reopened after three days.

Work is ongoing to repair damaged drywall and take care of minor electrical issues, said Wilks, and a crew will work nights and weekends to make the repairs so the office can remain open. He said he expects it to take 30 days for the work to be completed. Two computers were damaged, as well, he said. ...

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