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Published July 19, 2012, 05:01 PM

Flood Recovery Office Opens in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Federal and state officials have opened a flood recovery office in Duluth. The office opened Thursday to help manage the recovery from flooding in northeastern Minnesota one month ago.

By: Associated Press,

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Federal and state officials have opened a flood recovery office in Duluth.

The office opened Thursday to help manage the recovery from flooding in northeastern Minnesota one month ago.

The office will be staffed by about 100 Federal Emergency Management Agency officials as well as state officials from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. They will work with officials from cities, counties, townships and tribes on their applications for federal aid to repair public infrastructure damaged in the flooding.

FEMA Coordinating Officer Mark Neveau tells Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/MKXBAl) that local governments can be reimbursed for up to 75 percent of the cost of those projects.

This week FEMA also wrapped up a separate assessment of damage to private property in the area.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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