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Federal emergency aid available in Nobles, Rock counties after severe storms

Severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding affected the area May 29-30.

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WASHINGTON — Federal emergency aid is available to the state of Minnesota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in Nobles and Rock counties, as well as other areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding May 29-30, FEMA announced.

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The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, tribal 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 severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding in the following counties: Aitkin, Big Stone, Cass, Chippewa, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Itasca, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lyon, Nobles, Pine, Pope, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wadena and Yellow Medicine counties.

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

Brian F. Schiller has been named the federal coordinating officer for federal response operations for the affected areas. Additional designations may be made later if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.

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