FEMA to meet with county officials

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – A Presidential disaster declaration covers public damages to 58 counties and three Indian reservations in South Dakota.

Brian Hvinden with the Federal Emergency Management Agency says they will be meeting soon with county officials.

Hvinden says they will have teams in the field to fine tune disaster estimates.

Hvinden says the timing of federal payments will depend on coordination with local officials.

Hvinden says FEMA may have several hundred workers across the state in the next few weeks.

The preliminary assessment found about $43 million in damage to public facilities and about $3 million in individual damages.