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FEMA crews in Fillmore County Wednesday

PRESTON, Minn. (FOX 47) -- FEMA crews are in Fillmore County Wednesday, getting a first hand look at the recent flooding damage to help determine if southeastern Minnesota will be able to get federal assistance.

FEMA representatives have been in Preston since 9 a.m. Wednesday, hearing flood reports before getting out to see the damage first hand.

Fillmore County is one of 17 they are visiting around the state after severe flooding in late June.

Yesterday, FEMA representatives were working with local emergency management officials to document flood damage in Houston County.

The assesement team had about 30 stops on the list in Houston County alone to estimate a dollar figure on how much damage was done.

It's all part of the process in determining whether the hardest hit areas will qualify for federal assistance.

If statewide damage reaches the threshold of just over $7.2 million dollars, emergency management will prepare the governors request for a disaster declaration.

If you have any damage and you haven't yet reported it, you are asked to contact your local emergency management officials.

Your damage total will go into the final number, which will help in determing if the state can seek federal aid.

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