President Trump declares a major disaster for North Dakota

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Valley News Live) President Donald Trump has a declared that a major disaster exist in North Dakota allowing state and local agencies impacted by the spring flooding to tap into federal funds.

In an email sent Wednesday, the White House announced federal funds will be available to state, eligible local governments, and certain private non-profit organizations.

This is for the spring flooding that happened in North Dakota from March 21 to April 28.

The funds will go towards emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by flooding in the following counties: Adams, Barnes, Cass, Dickey, Emmons, Grand Forks, Grant, Hettinger, Lamoure, Logan, McKenzie, Morton, Pembina, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele, Traill, and Walsh.

Thomas C. Carroll was named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas, according to the release.

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Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Approves North Dakota Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of North Dakota and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from March 21 to April 28, 2019.

Federal funding is available to State and eligible 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 flooding in the counties of Adams, Barnes, Cass, Dickey, Emmons, Grand Forks, Grant, Hettinger, LaMoure, Logan, McKenzie, Morton, Pembina, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele, Traill, and Walsh.

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

Pete Gaynor, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Thomas C. Carroll as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.