Nobles County added to flood disaster declarationST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The area of southern Minnesota that's eligible for federal flood aid is growing.
By: Associated Press, Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The area of southern Minnesota that's eligible for federal flood aid is growing.
State officials said Tuesday that eight Minnesota counties have been added to the federal major disaster declaration for September's heavy rains and flooding.
The state's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management had asked federal officials to add Brown, Carver, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Nobles, Redwood, Sibley and Yellow Medicine counties to the declaration. That was after an additional $1.9 million in costs and damage were discovered.
Earlier, the federal government granted Gov. Tim Pawlenty's request for a disaster declaration for 21 southern counties hit by September flooding.