Flooding: High water cost county hundreds of thousands of dollars

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Flooding in June dealt more than $900,000 worth of damage to Park County’s road and bridges, county officials say. At their meeting last week, Park County commissioners officially declared last month’s flooding to be a disaster and declared a “state of emergency.” That was in hopes of getting perhaps as much as 75 percent of the county’s damages covered with federal money. “It’s significant,” Commission Chairman Lee Livingston said of the potential assistance for the county. “Worth looking at.” The county’s declaration says that “all locally available public and private resources available to mitigate and alleviate the effects of this disaster have been insufficient to meet the needs of the situation.” An unusually large amount of melting snow...

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