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County, FEMA work toward Saxon Harbor aid total

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THE RECENTLY completed bridge across Oronto Creek restores access to Saxon Harbor via County A. The previous road was washed out during the July 11 storm that flooded the harbor's campground and marina, destroying them. Local state and federal officials continue to negotiate the amount of aid Iron County will receive to rebuild the harbor, with Iron County Forest and Parks Administrator Eric Peterson saying Tuesday the latest estimate of the total costs to rebuild the harbor is roughly $8.8 million. This figure would include all the work being done by the various entities involved in rebuilding the harbor, including the Federal Highway Administration, Army Corps of Engineers and the county's insurance company.


HURLEY - Iron County has presented the Federal Emergency Management Agency with its initial estimates of the costs to repair Saxon Harbor to its status before the July 11 storm, when heavy rains caused flooding that destroyed the harbor.

Iron County Forestry and Parks Administrator Eric Peterson told the county's Forestry and Parks Committee Tuesday that information was presented in a meeting earlier in the day, with the latest repair cost coming to $8.8 million.

Peterson said the figure was a total calculation, included everything from the wor...

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