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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Minnesota

Release date: 
February 1, 2019
Release Number: 
HQ-19-005

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Minnesota to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding on Oct. 9 – 11, 2018.


Federal funding is available to state 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 St. Louis County.


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


Steven W. Johnson has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Johnson said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
February 1, 2019 - 16:59