Trump approves disaster declaration for ND
Pat Sweeney | Jun 12, 2019 AT 9:21 am
President Trump on Wednesday approved a disaster declaration for North Dakota due to widespread spring flooding.
Gov. Doug Burgum requested federal help last month in dealing with flooding that damaged homes, public infrastructure, hundreds of roads and thousands of acres of farmland in western, south central and eastern North Dakota.
Burgum says the flood damage was expected to exceed $8.5 million.
The declaration triggers financial recovery assistance and covers damage from flooding from March 21 to April 29.
Burgum declared a statewide flood emergency on March 27, activating the National Guard and some state agencies to help with flood-fighting efforts.