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Beltrami County reports $500,000 in spring flood damage

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management hosted the preliminary damage assessment process on Monday at the Law Enforcement Center.

Twenty-five representatives from 19 townships, Beltrami County Highway and Beltrami County Natural Resource Management came to meet with Patrick Hammock from Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Angie Brown from FEMA.

The preliminary damage assessment total for Beltrami County is $550,750.00 involving categories A, B, C and G.

The next step will be an applicant briefing which will entail meeting will officials to get documentation assembled. This could possibly occur as soon as May 23-31.

The Office of Emergency Management noted particular recognition for five volunteers from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Community Guard and Beltrami County Sheriff's Mounted Posse who assisted with calling all elected officials from townships and other public entities.

Additionally, the office noted that township officials spent many hours tracking and repairing road damages.