Minnesota Gets Flood Repair Funds 14 Jul 14

Minnesota is receiving a total of $5-million in flood relief funds from the US Department of Transportation. The money is available on a first come-first serve basis to local counties and cities in need of road and bridge repairs after recent flooding. Mn/DOT’s Kevin Gutknecht says that parts of southern Minnesota were among the areas hardest hit, including the Henderson area. The flood-damaged portion of Highway 93 between Henderson and Highway 169 is expected to be opened to traffic this week after high water washed away a hundred foot chunk of pavement and a thousand feet of shoulder was lost. Highway 19 in that area remains closed. Brown County has tallied around a million dollars worth of damage from the flooding as well.  Gutknecht says once the transportation funds are spent, any additional funding for road repairs would likely come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.