Created: 01/09/2014 10:58 PM KAALtv.com
By: John Doetkott
(ABC 6 News) -- Freeborn County now has the money it needs to fix areas damaged by flood waters this summer.
County officials recently announced FEMA and the state will reimburse local communities for $1.2 million worth of damages sustained back in June. Officials say the funds are critical for getting things back to normal.
"Getting that money reimbursed is huge because, especially with the townships, they just don't budget for that type of thing and don't have the abilities without raising taxes," Rich Hall, Emergency Management Director for Freeborn County, said.
County officials say they actually got slightly more money than they were asking for. That money will be used for flood mitigation projects to hopefully avoid similar situations in the future.