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Lincoln County Commission To Discuss Damaged Structures

July 8, 2014, 7:03 AM by Kathleen Serie

Lincoln County Commission To Discuss Damaged Structures
LINCOLN COUNTY, SD -

The Lincoln County Commission is meeting in Canton, and one of the main topics of discussion is the current condition of flood damaged roads and other structures.

Washed out roads and bridges can be found in many parts of the county after heavy rains flooded the area in mid-June.

"There's places where roads are washed away, and I think last week there was one family that finally got a vehicle through the water by their farm. Otherwise they were using a tractor to get back and forth," Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Harold Timmerman said.

Timmerman says workers are currently fixing some roadways, but he estimates it'll take most of the summer before things are back to normal in the county. In the meantime, officials are gathering information to make a damage assessment, which FEMA representatives will review when they arrive next week.

"Starting on the 14th, we'll have a team here's that's going to look at some of these sites, document the damage to see if the estimates that we provide go along with what FEMA allows," Timmerman said.

But, the agency doesn't cover everything, including the removal of cornstalks and dirt from county ditches. This needs to be done to ensure proper drainage for future rains.

"Unfortunately, FEMA doesn't pay a lot towards that type of thing, ditch cleaning is not one of their big items. They'll help to repair the culverts, bridges, roadways that are damaged, but the ditches, they don't pay a whole lot to get that done," Timmerman said.

Which means there's still a lot of work in store for this county.
 

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