Federal Disaster Aid Available After Minn. Storms

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Federal disaster aid is available for state and local governments following last month’s string of severe storms, flooding and tornadoes.

The money will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA’s Public Assistance program pays 75 percent of the cost for eligible work, which can include debris removal and infrastructure repair.

State and local governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations, are eligible to apply.

Officials with FEMA and the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management will hold a series of briefings between Monday and Wednesday to assist in the application process.

The briefings will be in Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Pine, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Stearns and Yellow Medicine counties.

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  • Murph

    What about Wisconsin? 75% of one county had damage with many millions of trees down! Other counties as well! A little late in coming for both states if you ask me! People have broken trees entangled with each and hanging in such a manner that cutting them from ground level is suicide! No money and no help coming.Many property owners have cleared a lot of the branches and smaller trees.The huge two ton monsters are still a horrific accident waiting to happen in many peoples yards.Rip off artists had a field day and professionals could afford to be picky and very expensive.A lot of old people are still in shock!

    • MN hooraah

      you have cheese ..use that to rebuild..stop taking our jobs in minnesota ya bum!

  • tsda

    remember when small towns were flooded last year and got NO help whatsoever. It’s disgusting.

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