THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN MINNESOTA
President Clinton today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Minnesota and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by flooding beginning on March 14, 1996 and continuing.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in eleven counties. The counties include Beltrami, Big Stone, Kittson, Koochiching, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, and Traverse counties.
Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the flooding. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing to conduct damage surveys and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.