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.


72° 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!

 

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.
 

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View news

You may also like

Two State Penitentiary Inmates On Escape Status

6/26/2015 7:22 PM

Two minimum-security inmates have been placed on escape status Friday.

Full Story
Man Dies After Attempting To Swim Across Dam

6/26/2015 11:05 AM

At around 10 p.m. Thursday, Flandreau Police said Kenneth Bursheim jumped in and tried to swim across the lower dam.

Full Story
Mitchell Teen Dies In Rollover Crash

6/25/2015 7:10 PM

A 14-year-old boy has died after a single-vehicle crash outside of Mitchell Thursday.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Drug Bust Suspects Arrested Again

6/25/2015 11:11 AM

Police say Dylan Nichols went into an apartment near East 6th St. and Chicago Ave. on Wednesday afternoon, armed with a gun.

Full Story
Man Arrested In Suspicious Death Of Rapid City Infant

6/26/2015 6:46 PM

A man has been arrested regarding the suspicious death of an infant in Rapid City.

Full Story


Events