The checks from FEMA are now on the way for storm damage in Iron County
Written by Jesse Baroka on April 12, 2019
IRON COUNTY – The checks from FEMA are now on the way for storm damage in Iron County last summer. The town of Oma receiving $5,417 Montreal $3,206 for the costs they spent on “protective measures,” according to Iron County Emergency Management Director Stacey Ofstad. Ofstad said the money was largely to reimburse the eligible portions of the costs the municipalities had during the storm and in the immediate aftermath. The cities of Hurley , Montreal; as well as the towns of Anderson, Kimball, Mercer, Oma, Pence and Saxon and Iron County’s facility at Saxon Harbor were included in the federal disaster declaration issued after a June 15-19 storm that included flooding and other damage. The city of Hurley; along with the towns of Anderson, Kimball and Saxon were included in a second declaration issued in October following an August storms where parts of the county experienced flooding and wind damage. The Iron County communities should be receiving the final paperwork to receive their checks in the next week. In total communities and townships in Iron County are estimated to receive between $400,000-$500,000 in reimbursements related to the June 2018 storm and roughly another $100,000 in reimbursements from the August storm.