President Declares Disaster For Minnesota

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Release date: 
July 6, 2012
Release Number: 
HQ-12-060

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available for the state of Minnesota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of June 14-21, 2012. 

Federal funding is available to state and eligible tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in the counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue,  Kandiyohi, Lake, Meeker, Pine, Rice, Sibley, St. Louis, and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. 

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and Indian Tribes within the State.

Mark A. Neveau has been named Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Neveau said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments. 

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 17:30
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