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Eric Allen, a FEMA public assistance specialist from Denver, documents damage along a bike path in Rapid City, on Tuesday caused by an Oct. 4 blizzard. 14 FEMA teams are visiting 15 counties and two American Indian reservations and expect to complete their initial damage assessment by Thursday which is necessary for a presidential disaster declaration and federal aid. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Chris Huber)

FEMA teams surveying blizzard, flood damage West River

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RAPID CITY (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are documenting the damage caused by an Oct. 4 blizzard in western South Dakota.

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The storm dumped up to 4 feet of snow in the region, cut power to about 30,000 customers, killed tens of thousands of cattle, and damaged or destroyed buildings, trees and electrical system infrastructure.

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