THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 26, 1993
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN NORTH DAKOTA
President Clinton today declared that a major disaster exists in North Dakota due to excessive rainfall and flooding beginning June 22.
The President's declaration makes the state eligible for individual and public assistance over an area encompassing 17 counties: Barnes, Burleigh, Cass, Dickey, Emmons, Grant, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Morton, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Sioux, and Sussman Counties. Individual assistance allows for loans and grants through the Small Business Administration and the Farmers Home Administration, as well as temporary housing and disaster unemployment assistance. Public assistance allows for debris removal, emergency police protection, and assistance for rebuilding roads, sewers, and other public infrastructure.
North Dakota is the 9th state declared a major disaster due to the flooding of the Mississippi River. For more information, please contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 202- 646-4600.
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