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President Obama Approves Emergency Declaration

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Fargo, N.D. (AP)  President Obama has approved an emergency declaration for flooding in North Dakota.
 
The move announced Friday afternoon authorizes federal agencies to coordinate all disaster relief effort and makes money available to help with the flood fight. Emergency protective measures will be provided with 75 percent federal funding.
 
The declaration specifically mentions the counties of Cass, Grand Forks, Pembina, Richland, Traill and Walsh.
 
The crest is expected to flood many of the 600 roads and 300 bridges in Cass County.
 
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple made the request earlier this week for the emergency declaration. The state's congressional delegation made an appeal in a letter sent to Obama Friday.

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