ND Disaster Declaration approved for flooding


President Barack Obama late Tuesday approved Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s request for a full disaster declaration to help communities across North Dakota recover from spring flooding.

“This is good news for North Dakota and especially those who have worked tirelessly to protect their communities from flooding,” Dalrymple said. “Getting this request approved means the federal government is a full partner in our flood-fighting efforts.”

The presidential disaster declaration makes available federal funding to help state and local communities cover the costs of building levees and other measures taken to safeguard people and property from flooding.  The disaster declaration makes available federal assistance to help cover the costs of flood mitigation efforts undertaken since Feb. 14, 2011, as requested by Governor Dalrymple.

The emergency declaration includes 39 counties, the Spirit Lake Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa reservations.

Source: The office of Governor Dalrymple.