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County Continues To Pick Up Flooding Debris

(Le Mars) -- Plymouth County officials are still having to deal with debris left from the Memorial Day flooding.  County engineer Tom Rohe says several downed trees and logs are jammed under a bridge that connects Plymouth County to Union County, South Dakota located on the Big Sioux River. Rohe says its important the county remove the debris.

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The county engineer says Union County, South Dakota will assist with the project. Rohe says the costs to clean up the debris would fall under the Federal Emergency Management Administration or FEMA's declaration of financial assistance that has been granted to the county.  Rohe says county officials have met again with FEMA officials to offer another update on the Memorial Day floods.

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Rohe says a bridge that was washed away from the Memorial Day floods is still being negotiated with FEMA officials.  Rohe would like to see a wider and longer replacement bridge.

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