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Olmsted and Dodge counties to receive more than $3 million in disaster relief

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) — Olmsted County and Dodge County are set to receive more than $3 million in state disaster relief funds after a summer of severe weather and flooding, according to a news release from Senator David Senjem.

The funds reportedly will come from the state’s Disaster Contingency Account, which reimburses local governments at 75 percent of the assessed damage.

“I’m grateful our region is getting the assistance we need to deal with the problems caused by this summer’s heavy rainfall, flooding and severe weather,” Senjem said in the news release. “Some communities received between 12 and 16 inches of rainfall over a very short period of time and. That had a tremendous impact on our area’s infrastructure and attractions. That damage comes with a big cost and I will continue to partner with the governor and our state agencies to make sure our region can recover quickly.”

Dodge County will reportedly receive an estimated $1,154,687, while Olmsted County will receive an estimated $1,908,251 in relief. The senator said counties will be reimbursed after repair and restoration work is documented and completed.

According to the release, the total estimated assistance across all of southern Minnesota is just under $4 million.

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