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By Marissa Bagg

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Damage from recent heavy rains and flooding is receiving the attention of state and county leaders.

Wednesday morning, they fanned out in the Kings Point condominium complex where water affected more than 200 condos.

The team of state and county officials are going door to door to see what type of damage the flooding rains caused.

In some homes, carpet and drywall have been ripped up or removed to avoid mold.

Many residents are living with fans inside their home to help dry their rooms.

Some want FEMA's help, but there is a threshold required before federal managers are called out.

"Federal disaster assistance is a complicated process. That's why we are going out to look at these units, to see exactly if they qualify and whether or not to bring FEMA down to look at them as well," said  Bill Johnson with Palm Beach County's Division of Emergency Operations.

The state and county team is also expected to tour in Lantana which was also hard hit by flood waters.

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