Sibley Cty Disaster Relief 28 Jun 12

Federal officials have been touring the state this week to assess the damage from the severe storms in late May, including in Sibley County. The damage there was limited to emergency services that dealt with flooding and power outages, along with minor damage to roadways and bridges. Officials from Sibley County, as well as the City of Henderson and Henderson Township met with the team from FEMA to determine if federal funds will be available for disaster relief. Many of Henderson Township’s roads needed to be cleared following the storm to allow emergency vehicles access, and downed trees against a bridge over Rush Creek needed to be cleared as well. The initial damage estimate is at $10,000 for Henderson, $78,000 for Henderson Township, and $175,000 for Sibley County. Governor Dayton will now review the damage totals to determine if federal relief is needed. To qualify for federal disaster relief, the state’s damages must total over $7.2-million.