Wednesday, August 9, 2017

North Dakota Drought -- Governor Asks Federal Government To Declare Major Disaster -- August 9, 2017

From The Williston Herald:
Gov. Doug Burgum is asking President Donald Trump for a major disaster declaration for North Dakota counties affected by severe drought conditions that now cover most of the state.

If approved, the declaration would activate the Individual Assistance Program and make direct federal assistance available to 33 counties and one tribal nation, including Williams, Divide, Mountrail, Divide, Dunn, McKenzie and Billings County.

Other counties on Burgum’s list include Adams, Bottineau, Billings, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Dickey, Emmons, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Kidder, Lamoure, Logan, Mchenry, McIntosh, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Pierce, Renville, Sioux and the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Slope, Stark, Stutsman, Ward, and Wells counties.

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