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Emergency commission OKs spending for disaster recoveries

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Emergency Commission has approved spending requests for weather-related disasters this year.

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The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1fBuXRV) National Guard state commander Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk (sprihn-suh-NAT'-ihk) brought the requests to the commission.

One was to increase spending authority to more than $8.3 million and to accept more than $7.3 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds for recovery from an early October snowstorm that hit the southwest and south central parts of the state.

Two other requests related to flooding following storms from April to June. They raise spending authority for recovery efforts to a total of more than $11 million, including $9.6 million in FEMA money.

The Emergency Commission is made up of the governor, secretary of state, House and Senate majority leaders and budget committee chairmen.

Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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