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Minnesota River communities assess flood damage

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MONTEVIDEO -- As floodwaters in the upper Minnesota River basin recede, the affected counties and cities are beginning to assess the damage left behind.

Preliminary, admittedly rough assessments indicate that Chippewa, Lac qui Parle and Yellow Medicine counties will qualify for emergency disaster aid, if the president declares the state a disaster area. A presidential declaration would mean that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would cover 75 percent of the reported damages.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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