South Sioux City, NE still recovering from flooding
By Tia Heidebrecht, Internet Director - bio | email
The landscape along the Missouri River has changed after last summer's flooding, and a community that has really seen a difference is South Sioux City, Nebraska.
Sand dunes are still present at the Jeff Dibble Soccer Complex and Scenic Park lost over 700 trees from the campground. To boot, it's boat ramps aren't even useable.
City Administrator, Lance Hedquist, said efforts on cleaning up the damage were still in the works but that repair has come at $7.3 million price tag. Hedquist says the city will pay it off by 2014 and that FEMA and NEMA will cover 75 percent of the total.
"I think we've got things well organized. We had a great winter that helped us a lot, getting the sand moved out of the area, NPPD has done a lot has done a lot of the electric work that's been completed now. We are doing some work on some of the lift stations in some of our parks out there. Basically, the community is moving forward. We need some rain and some grass to grow and we think we'll be back in full operation next year," Lance Hedquist, the City Administrator of South Sioux City, Nebraska said.
Hedquist says they will have the baseball and softball fields open by May 4th and the Soccer Complex is still on target for next year.
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