O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Federal Disaster for September Flooding Looks Just Out of Reach


October 18, 2018

Jared Johnson, O’Brien County EMA Director started the October 16 meeting with an update of the counties bridge issues. He reported that in order for the 15 counties hit by end of summer floods their collective uninsured, public property damage needs to reach $4.5 million. At present the currently reported qualifying damage reaches just over $2.3 million.

The conversation went immediately to the bridge in extreme southeast O’Brien County. A trestle bridge was overturned and sits at the bottom of Waterman Creek at present. That bridge is no included in the totals.

Supervisor Dan Friedr...

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