Posted: Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:39AM


State Senator Jeremy Miller says it appears the flood damage in both Houston and Fillmore Counties will be enough for the counties to qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Miller toured Houston County Wednesday and said the damage estimate there is about $6 million, so far, while $7.266 million is needed statewide to qualify for FEMA dollars.

Miller said he saw significant damage in Houston County.  Miller said he has been in contact with the State Emergency Management Office, the Department of Transportation, and Department of Agriculture to see if there are state funds available to help with the cleanup.

Following his tour of Houston County Wednesday, Miller was in Fillmore County Thursday to meet with officials to assess damage there.  Both counties have now declared states of emergency.
Miller said the trigger for FEMA assistance will also include storm damage in the Twin Cities.

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