Archived Story

Mower County to receive federal flood funds

Published 7:56am Thursday, October 14, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS — The federal government has declared 21 counties in southern Minnesota disaster areas — including Mower County.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says federal funds are available to local and state government and some nonprofit agencies in the area struck by severe storms and flooding starting Sept. 22.

Preliminary estimates peg flood damage at $64 million, including nearly $45 million to public infrastructure. More than 600 homes were damaged or destroyed.

The aid is available for emergency work and the repair or replacement of damaged facilities.

The counties include Blue Earth, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Mower, Murray, Olmsted, Pipestone, Rice, Rock, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan and Winona.

By using this website’s user-contribution features, including comments, photo galleries, or any other feature, you agree to abide by the terms of use. Please read this agreement in its entirety because it contains useful information that will help you better understand the rules and general "good manners" that are expected when contributing content to this website.

Sign in to Comment | Need help commenting? Click here

Editor's Picks