FEMA Officials Continue Damage Inspections Across State

Updated: 08/18/2014 5:41 PM
Created: 08/18/2014 5:15 PM
By: Megan Stewart

Some areas of Minnesota were hit with heavy rain over the weekend, with the area just south of Hastings receiving more than 6 inches of rain in about a 7 hour period.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is on the ground, re-inspecting damage caused by June floods.

Under a presidential disaster declaration, FEMA funds 75 percent of approved costs to cover debris removal, emergency service and repairing or replacing damaged public facilities. The state will fund the non-federal share. 

Ramsey, Dakota and Hennepin counties have yet to be declared federal disaster areas, as FEMA continues to look at all the damage.

In all, 35 counties and four tribal governments are under a federal disaster declaration.

FEMA says staff will be on working in Scott County for the next several months to help officials put together requests for financial aid to fix everything from damaged roads to public land.

Blakeley Township, which sits in Scott County, is thought to be one of the communities hit the hardest by the flooding.

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