Already, damage estimates that qualify for public assistance have exceeded the necessary threshold of $43,500 required by the state. Preliminary numbers from MiEnergy are at least $50,000. MiEnergy and other damages in Spring Valley area now total more than $78,000. Kullot expects another $25,000 in possible damages are yet to be evaluated.
MiEnergy power poles along CSAH 1 southwest of Spring Valley that were new construction this past January are leaning. Several power poles throughout this area were affected. Damage to electric transmission and distribution lines is an eligible cost.