FREEBORN COUNTY, Minn. – Several weeks after heavy rain caused severe flooding across our area, local communities are still feeling the impact.
That includes Freeborn County, where many roads, businesses and homes suffered major damage.
The next step in the recovery process is to get some financial help to pay for repairs. County and city leaders are meeting with teams from the Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They’re doing assessments for public infrastructure that suffered damage in the floods.
“It’s really important, especially for a small city or the townships because they don’t have a lot of money to work with to start,” said Freeborn County Emergency Management Director Rich Hall.
These assessments are the first step in determining whether Gov. Mark Dayton will be able to make a request for a presidential disaster declaration, which would then allow for federal aid.