Flood Cleanup CoveringInvolving Tecumseh

The Town of Tecumseh says they have substantially completed flood particles pick-up for homes impacted by the rain event on September 28th and 29th, 2016, and regular garbage pick-up will resume Thursday, October 20th, 2016.

Locals with restoration work underway by a personal business are reminded that their specialists are accountable for elimination of particles.

The town says that more than 1 million kilograms (1,000 tonnes) of product was selected up over a week and a half by Windsor Disposal Services, three personal contractors, and personnel from the Public Works amp; Environmental Solutions and Parks amp; Leisure Departments.

At one point on Thursday, October 13th eight packer trucks, seven waste trucks, 4 backhoes and 30 workers were out collecting waste. One and a half yard waste days and one garbage day collection were substitutedreplacemented for flood debris pick-up.

The town says that data collected during the rain event reveals that approximately 600 million gallons of water was pumped by the Town’s eight pump stations during the storm. That is equivalent to 900 Olympic size swimming pools of water or nine seconds of water over Niagara Falls.

On September 29th, in the span of two hours 110 mm of rain fell, with an overall of 195 mm in between 3am and 3pm. Prior to this major rain event, the second worst storm in Tecumseh was September 2011 when 89 mm of rain fell in 12 hours.

More than 1,300 individuals completed the flood survey on the Town’s site. If they have refrained from doing so currently, citizens are motivated to fill out the study at www.tecumseh.ca/flood2016.

The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs is still taking applications for the Catastrophe Healing Help program. Homeowners are encouraged to use as the Ministry has actually clarified that the program covers overland flooding, infiltration flooding and sump pump failure– all of which were experienced by homeowners.

The Town wishes to thank Samaritan’s Bag Canada for offering help to people in need. The group took around 140 demands for support, had 273 volunteers working, and had the ability to complete clean-out for 126 homeowners.

Regional Authorities Present Flood Damage Estimates To FEMA

Regional officials provided damage estimates from last month’s flooding to Federal Emergency Management officials in Albert Lea Wednesday in the hope of protecting funding for cleanup efforts.

Quotes were provided with FEMA and state emergency situation management officials visiting the region this week to assess public infrastructure flooding damage.

Public infrastructure damage in Freeborn County is approximated at $1.7 million and is expected to grow slightly, stated Freeborn County Administrator John Kluever.

He expects more details on when FEMA assistance will be offered to Freeborn County to be known in the coming weeks.

Bancroft Municipality manager Steven Overgaard stated the municipality was trying to recuperate around $17,000 in damage and extra work sustained in flood clean-up.

City, county and state officials provided damage quotes to state and federal emergency management officials Wednesday in the hope of protecting federal financing.– Sam Wilmes/Albert Lea Tribune

In spite of the cost, Overgaard said flooding was restricted in the municipality.

“We came through it in fact quite well,” he said.

He credited minimal damage to work the municipality has actually done in correcting issue spots identified in previous storms and the storm’s direction.

Overgaard stated the worst damage he observed in the municipality was a washed-out roadway at the house of the town’s roadway manager.

Statewide damage quotes from flooding requirement to surpass $7.6 million for FEMA moneying to be secured.

Freeborn County Engineer Sue Miller stated the county would request more than $100,000 for roadway and bridge damage from the flood.

She said damage was less than exactly what has been sustained in previous storms for the county, and credited armoring and protecting spots on roads and bridges that were damaged from previous flooding.

“We are far better off than we have remained in previous events,” she stated.

Miller said this would be the ninth FEMA event she has seen in her period.

Nearly 300 homes in Freeborn County had reported flooding damage since Monday.

Albert Lea City Engineer Steven Jahnke stated the city prepared to request $280,000 in federal financing for regrading and re-rocking gravel roads, changing riprap and reimbursing cost sustained from additional authorities and energy department work.

Jahnke said he has heard from FEMA officials that the $7.6 million threshold will be reached.

Emergency management authorities will be in Faribault today to assess damage.

The assessments do not cover damages to specific homes.

NK Arrests Rating Of Authorities Over Flood Damage: Activist

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SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Yonhap)– North Korea has actually detained about 20 land ministry officials to hold them liable for comprehensive damage triggeredbrought on by floods that ravaged the northeastern part of the nation, an activist declared Friday.

Security agents have apprehended ratings of officials stationed in North Hamgyong Province, which was recently struck hard by heavy rains in late August, according to North Korean defector Kim Yong-hwa, head of the NK Refugees Person Rights Associations of Korea.

The North Korean program views ravaging landslides and water discharged from reservoirs as causing deaths and property damage, he said.

Officials in charge of handling forests and reservoirs are at danger of being punished although it was North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who purchased them to set up terraced fields instead of planting trees on mountains.

Heavy rains hit North Koreas northeast area in late August, leaving more than 130 North Koreans dead and about 400 missing out on, according to the Red Cross.

The Norths leader has yet to go to flood-hit areas as work on rehabilitation has yet to be finished, Seouls unification ministry said last month. It stated that Kim went to the flood-hit border city of Rason last year after rehabilitation work was completed, a relocation seen as him taking full credit for the recovery.

On Thursday, North Koreas state-run broadcaster aired video footage of North Korean locals praising Kims 2015 see to Rason where flood-damage remediation work was broughtperformed.

Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Research studies, stated that the report may signal the North Korean leaders impending plan to visit the flood-ravaged northeastern locations.

Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo informed legislators on Friday that Seoul is not consideringruling out supplying support to the North over the flood damage, given high stress following Pyongyangs September nuclear test.

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Flood cleanup kits offered in Cape Breton

Dozens of people with flood damaged homes in Cape Breton took advantage of an offer from the Canadian Red Cross Saturday. They picked up free cleaning kits to start the overwhelming job of getting their homes back to normal.

The Red Cross made up 180 kits. They include a bucket, broom, plastic bags, disinfectant, rubber gloves, masks and other cleaning items.

Disaster relief volunteer Marylynn Hurley said someone was waiting at the door when they arrived at 8:30 am and it has been steady since.

60 kits in 4 hours

Everyone seems to have their own story, Hurley said. Were hearing stories of great devastation. It makes me feel sad but it makes me feel good as well because we are able to give them something in return.

The Canadian Red Cross handed out 60 kits in the first four hours.

Flood Cleanup Wrapping Up In Tecumseh

The Town of Tecumseh says they have substantially completed flood debris pick-up for residences impacted by the rain event on September 28th and 29th, 2016, and regular garbage pick-up will resume Thursday, October 20th, 2016.

Residents with restoration work underway by a private company are reminded that their contractors are responsible for removal of debris.

The town says that more than 1 million kilograms (1,000 tonnes) of material was picked up over a week and a half by Windsor Disposal Services, three private contractors, and staff from the Public Works amp; Environmental Services and Parks amp; Recreation Departments.

At one point on Thursday, October 13th eight packer trucks, seven waste trucks, four backhoes and 30 workers were out collecting waste. One and a half yard waste days and one garbage day collection were substituted for flood debris pick-up.

The town says that data collected during the rain event shows that approximately 600 million gallons of water was pumped by the Town’s eight pump stations during the storm. That is equivalent to 900 Olympic size pools of water or nine seconds of water over Niagara Falls.

On September 29th, in the span of two hours 110 mm of rain fell, with a total of 195 mm between 3am and 3pm. Prior to this major rain event, the second worst storm in Tecumseh was September 2011 when 89 mm of rain fell in 12 hours.

More than 1,300 people completed the flood survey on the Town’s website. If they have not done so already, residents are encouraged to fill out the survey at www.tecumseh.ca/flood2016.

The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs is still taking applications for the Disaster Recovery Assistance program. Residents are encouraged to apply as the Ministry has clarified that the program covers overland flooding, infiltration flooding and sump pump failure–all of which were experienced by residents.

The Town would like to thank Samaritan’s Purse Canada for providing assistance to individuals in need. The group took approximately 140 requests for assistance, had 273 volunteers working, and was able to complete clean-out for 126 residents.

Flood cleanup kits offered in Cape Breton

Dozens of people with flood damaged homes in Cape Breton took advantage of an offer from the Canadian Red Cross Saturday. They picked up free cleaning kits to start the overwhelming job of getting their homes back to normal.

The Red Cross made up 180 kits. They include a bucket, broom, plastic bags, disinfectant, rubber gloves, masks and other cleaning items.

Disaster relief volunteer Marylynn Hurley said someone was waiting at the door when they arrived at 8:30 am and it has been steady since.

60 kits in 4 hours

Everyone seems to have their own story, Hurley said. Were hearing stories of great devastation. It makes me feel sad but it makes me feel good as well because we are able to give them something in return.

The Canadian Red Cross handed out 60 kits in the first four hours.

Local stores riding the drywall supply

Only five employees made it to work Aug. 14, but the store faced another obstacle.

“Our phone service and Internet were down,” Holmes said. “We handwrote tickets.”

Stine also came dodged the bullet from flooding, largely because the building sits on higher ground.

The higher elevation, however, prompted the National Guard and Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office to use the location for a command post for two days after the flood, Stine said.

“They did rescues by helicopters from our site,” he said.

Just before the location became the command post, the store received an emergency shipment of post-flood cleanup supplies. The truck driver – who made the delivery from Alabama – spent 37 hours stranded on Interstate 12 en route home.

Stine also faced similar issues with the post-flood in the Acadiana region, which has brought on more demands for their stores in Abbeville, Broussard, Crowley and Jennings.

Challenges continue to loom, Stine said.

The brisk flow of inventory going through the checkout line has prompted the store to employ a night crew to get the store back into shape for the next day of business.

It’s not only the day-to-day flood business that has kept the store busy, Stine said.

Even as items sell in relation to flood recovery, the store must keep in line with other traditions.

“We have the Christmas rush just ahead, which also gives us a huge challenge,” Stine said. “It’s a big transition and a different set of demands, but most our folks rise to the occasion.”