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Kandiyohi, Meeker counties included in disaster declaration in Minn.

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency declared Friday that federal aid has been made available for Kandiyohi, Meeker and 11 other Minnesota counties to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of June 14-21.

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Severe weather June 17 produced wind up to 78 mph, funnel clouds, hail and lightning, and 2 to 4 inches of rain. Fallen trees knocked down power poles, resulting in power outages in Atwater and Grove City, and some homes, vehicles, farm buildings, and athletic fields at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School, were damaged.

Willmar received 3½ to 4 inches of rain, causing temporary flooding at low-lying intersections.

The declaration also includes the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Last week, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton requested federal assistance in repairing damaged infrastructure, and on Monday, the Minnesota congressional delegation pressed the White House to approve that request.

Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities damaged by storms and flooding.

Preliminary damage assessments revealed more than $108 million in costs and damages in Minnesota.

The declaration includes two categories of aid:

n Assistance to state and local government and certain private, nonprofit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. This applies within the counties in the disaster area.

n Assistance to state and local government and certain private, nonprofit organizations for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards. All counties in the state are eligible to apply for assistance under this program.

FEMA will fund 75 percent of the approved cost; the remaining 25 percent is a state/local match. Eligible work includes debris removal, emergency services related to the disaster and repair or replacement of damaged public facilities, such as roads, bridges, buildings, utilities and recreation areas.

WILLMAR -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency declared Friday that federal aid has been made available for Kandiyohi, Meeker and 11 other Minnesota counties to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of June 14-21.

Severe weather June 17 produced wind up to 78 mph, funnel clouds, hail and lightning, and 2 to 4 inches of rain. Fallen trees knocked down power poles, resulting in power outages in Atwater and Grove City, and some homes, vehicles, farm buildings, and athletic fields at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School, were damaged.

Willmar received 3½ to 4 inches of rain, causing temporary flooding at low-lying intersections.

The declaration also includes the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Last week, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton requested federal assistance in repairing damaged infrastructure, and on Monday, the Minnesota congressional delegation pressed the White House to approve that request.

Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities damaged by storms and flooding.

Preliminary damage assessments revealed more than $108 million in costs and damages in Minnesota.

The declaration includes two categories of aid:

- Assistance to state and local government and certain private, nonprofit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. This applies within the counties in the disaster area.

- Assistance to state and local government and certain private, nonprofit organizations for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards. All counties in the state are eligible to apply for assistance under this program.

FEMA will fund 75 percent of the approved cost; the remaining 25 percent is a state/local match. Eligible work includes debris removal, emergency services related to the disaster and repair or replacement of damaged public facilities, such as roads, bridges, buildings, utilities and recreation areas.

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