Nemaha County Adds Up Damage From Storms

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

(Information in the following story is from: KNZA-FM.)

SENECA, Kan. (AP) _ Commissioners in a northeast Kansas county have declared a local disaster emergency from severe weather that brought floods and tornadoes to the region last week.

KNZA-FM reports the Nemaha County Commission passed the resolution Monday after getting a damage report.

County road and bridge supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum says flooding on May 28 wiped out three bridges and heavily damaged two others. He estimates the cost of the destruction at $600,000.

County Emergency Management Director Todd Swart says the amount of damage exceeds the amount required to qualify for FEMA funding.

Swart also says officials in the city of Seneca have claimed a fire truck as a total loss. The truck became submerged while firefighters were performing a water rescue.

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