FORREST COUNTY (WDAM) - On Monday, the Forrest County Board of Supervisors announced it received a large reimbursement check for the voting machines lost to the February 2013 tornado.
The board of supervisors said in Monday's meeting that the traveler's insurance company has paid its claim for voting machines that were lost and/or damaged in the tornado that swept through Hattiesburg and Petal.
A check was received in the amount of over $245,000 from the insurance company, which will compensate for the water damage to voting machines.
The board of supervisors hired an outside company for assistance with this claim.
"We knew that all of the machines had gotten wet when the roof got blown off," said David Hogan, president of Forrest County Board of Supervisors. "The board was persistent and hired the Howarth Group and we were able to get the results that we knew that we deserved. It was about a quarter of a million dollars' worth of voting machines and in this last election cycle they were used and everything went without a hitch."