Superintendent of rapid city schools Dr. Tim Mitchell said that when the power went out during the storm, the food supply went bad at several schools. About 120 thousand dollars worth of food had to be disposed of from the school's kitchens.
"With guidelines with safety kids in school and feeding kids we just thought any of that food that had any kind of an extended period of time that was in a cooling system that failed, that lost electricity or compressors went out we just felt that food had to of gotten ride of" Dr. Mitchell said.
Dr. Mitchell discussed the schools recent troubles after the storm at the state of local government luncheon Tuesday. County commissioner Nancy Trautman also spoke at the meeting and discussed what the county was facing after the storm.
She said the county faces a 35 million dollar impact from livestock losses, or about 1,735 dollars per head. Trautman urges the chamber of commerce to help get the farm bill passed.
She said "one of the things the chambers of commerce can is to push congress to pass the farm bill, so we can be sure to at least have the opportunity and hope for the ranchers can recover some of the cost."