President Declares Disaster for North Dakota

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Release date: 
August 19, 2014
Release Number: 
HQ-14-66

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 severe storms and flooding during the period of June 25 to July 1, 2014.

The President's action makes federal funding 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 severe storms and flooding in Benson, Bottineau, Divide, Eddy, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, and Ward counties and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

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

Lee K. dePalo has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area and 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: 
August 19, 2014 - 21:42
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