Peterson Announces Grants For Flood Damage

Sep 28, 2010

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Peterson announced that Sibley County is to receive $1,210,720.46 in Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance grants for flood damage this past spring.

“The Spring 2010 floods caused erosion in our drainage ditches in Sibley County. With this fall’s torrential rains that have caused flooding in many parts of Minnesota, it’s important that we work to address the problems quickly before more extensive damage happens,” said Congressman Peterson. “As always, I am dedicated to finding long-term solutions for flood protection throughout the 7th Congressional District and will continue to work with my constituents on this.”

Above average temperatures from March through mid-April caused a rapid melt of the snowpack resulting in large volumes of water and high velocities of flow in the County’s drainage ditches. The money will be used to repair 93 eroded areas in 11 County drainage ditches in Sibley County.