Coops Still Battle FEMA from Last Year's Ice Storm

By: 13 news
By: 13 news

While we deal with this bout of winter weather some rural electric coops are still fighting over a storm that hit a year ago Wednesday. Two inches of ice blanketed northeast Kansas bringing down hundreds of miles of power lines.

A committee representing 22 rural electric cooperatives and five municipal systems is meeting with FEMA representatives Tuesday and Wednesday.

FEMA estimates the damage to the power systems at $39 million. The power companies believe it will take $340 million to cover repair costs.

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