President Declares Disaster for North Dakota

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Release date: 
May 29, 2013
Release Number: 
HQ-13-055

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of North Dakota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding during the period of April 22 to May 16, 2013.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state, tribal and eligible 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 flooding in the counties of Benson,  Bottineau,  Cass,  Cavalier,  Eddy,  Foster,  McHenry,  Pembina,  Ramsey,  Renville, Richland,  Rolette,  Towner,  Traill,  Walsh, and  Wells and the Spirit Lake Reservation.

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

Gary R. Stanley has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Stanley 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: 
May 29, 2013 - 18:06
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