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Rapid City mayor hopes FEMA will help with storm damage costs

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Mayor Sam Kookier says he's hoping FEMA will pay for 85 percent of the damage caused by the early October blizzard.    

In his quarterly report today, storm damage and recovery were the main talking points. The mayor said recovery is coming along nicely.

He said the storm damage is estimated at three million dollars. If some of the costs are not picked up by FEMA, it will land on the tax payers.    

"Will it be a hit? Yes it will, but we do have reserve funds, that's what reserve funds are for. We're confident we'll come out strong," said Mayor Kooiker.

The mayor also said since the snow was so heavy, tractors and loaders had to be used instead of the regular snow removal equipment.

For the progress report, visit the city's website.

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