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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.

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