Gov. Burgum requests a presidential major disaster declaration

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Gov. Doug Burgum has requested a presidential major disaster declaration for extensive storm damage in July.

The request follows the governor's declaration last week of a severe summer.

Storm disaster for Bowman, Dunn and Slope counties. A series of severe thunderstorms on July 20 and 21 produced large hail and gusty winds of up to 73 miles per hour, toppling power lines, causing significant damage to farm and ranch buildings, endangering livestock and damaging or destroying equipment.

Total losses are expected to exceed a million dollars.

The governor also made a request earlier this month for a presidential major disaster declaration for drought.

That request is still pending.