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Published April 13, 2011, 02:16 PM

FEMA Adds Grand Forks, 3 Other Counties to Emergency Declaration

Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has added four counties to the federal emergency declaration for North Dakota.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has added four counties to the federal emergency declaration for North Dakota.

The declaration that President Barack Obama signed April 7 makes federal help available to supplement state and local efforts to battle spring flooding. The four initial counties were Cass, Barnes, Richland and Traill. Grand Forks, Pembina, Walsh and Ward counties have now been added.

Dalrymple says he'll press for the addition of more counties and for a full disaster declaration that would help cover the cost of the flood fight and flood damages.

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