Supervisors Look at Flood Damage Repair Costs

Having learned of the damage the ‘Flood of 2010’ left in its’ wake, the Antelope County Board of Supervisors last week began assessing how to go forward with repairs.

Meeting on Tuesday, June 22, supervisors reviewed the conditions of road and bridges in the county with County Road Engineer Brian McDonald of JEO Consulting.

McDonald said he is working with the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and they will allow the county to proceed with emergency repairs. However, he stressed the importance of documenting everything so that funds can be reimbursed at a later date.

Priority areas, McDonald said, were to open a Clearwater road to the north to get access to homes by the substation.

Other areas of concern are big approaches, some of which may have to wait.

The Mill bridge in Neligh sustained major damage, but, McDonald said, wouldn’t be considered for emergency funds because it is not a “primary road.”

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