User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


32° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

FEMA Helps Disaster Applicants In Rock County

August 7, 2014, 5:00 PM by Hailey Higgins

FEMA Helps Disaster Applicants In Rock County
LUVERNE, MN -

In Minnesota, Rock County has an estimated $5.7 million worth of flood damage from the June storm. But as FEMA begins accepting claims, the emergency manager says that number could rise to $7 million. 

On Thursday, cities, townships and municipalities met together before they begin their application for some of the federal cash.
Among nearly 50 people representing communities and organizations across Rock County, Peter Bakken hopes FEMA can pick up the $83,000 tab for repairs in Beaver Creek.

"We really don't have any dollars that are sitting there waiting for events like this," Bakken said.

The applicants are filling out requests for public assistance after severe rain washed out roads, bridges and culverts last June. Bakken's Township was hit especially hard.

"I think Beaver Creek has the most bridges in Rock County so our issues were gravel washed out off the road," Bakken said.

It's a complicated application, so the State of Minnesota is going to each county the disaster affected to make sure there is no confusion over the rules and restrictions.

"It's complicated but the state does a really great job at explaining to the people; this is not their first rodeo so they know what's going on. Some of these people had been to it as well, so they help each other out," Alan Cross said, FEMA representative.

But for Bakken he's thankful for all the help his community can get.

FEMA officials are trying to get the grants out within 30 days.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

1 Dead After ATV Goes Through Ice On Perkins Co. Lake

1/25/2015 8:08 AM

A Newcastle, Wyoming man died after an ATV broke through the ice on a lake in northern Perkins County in South Dakota.

Full Story
Augustana College Student Found Safe

1/28/2015 10:56 AM

On Tuesday, a 19-year-old student left her room saying she was headed to the bathroom. Her roommate reported her missing when she had not returned.

Full Story
SF Man Arrested For One Pot Meth Lab

1/22/2015 2:08 PM

A Sioux Falls man has been arrested for having a one pot meth lab.

Full Story
Parents Want Those Responsible For Racist Behavior At Hockey Game Held Accountable

1/28/2015 10:05 PM

More than 100 Native Americans met Wednesday with Rapid City official to discuss what Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris called racist and criminal ...

Full Story | Watch
Power Outage Reported In Sioux Falls

1/23/2015 12:10 PM

According to Xcel Energy, more than 8,000 customers were without power in Sioux Falls for a time Friday afternoon.

Full Story


Events