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SD cities, co-ops receive $740K in hazard mitigation grants

PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management says nearly $740,000 in Hazard Mitigation Grant money has been awarded since September to South Dakota cities and rural electric cooperatives for electrical infrastructure protection.

PIERRE (AP) - The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management says nearly $740,000 in Hazard Mitigation Grant money has been awarded since September to South Dakota cities and rural electric cooperatives for electrical infrastructure protection.

The money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is made available through a presidential disaster declaration from the Wessington Springs tornado and statewide flooding that occurred in 2014.

The awards include $140,000 to Pierre to move an electrical line from the flood plain; $400,000 to the city of Bryant to bury seven miles of line from the substation to the city limits; $75,000 to West Central Electric to bury four miles of line serving Okaton; and $37,000 to Codington/Clark Electric to bury two miles of line in rural Clark County.

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