N.D. ranks 12th in disasterOfficials say North Dakota ranks 12th in the nation in presidential disaster declarations since the state’s current wet cycle began about 18 years ago.
GRAND FORKS (AP) — Officials say North Dakota ranks 12th in the nation in presidential disaster declarations since the state’s current wet cycle began about 18 years ago.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say the state has received 25 declarations since 1993, for help with floods, tornadoes and winter storms.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple has requested another declaration for expected spring flooding in 17 counties and two American Indian reservations.
A presidential declaration allows the federal government to cover 75 percent of eligible costs.
The Grand Forks Herald says Oklahoma and Florida have had the most presidential declarations since 1993, with 35 each. Those states are followed by New York and Alabama with 32, Missouri with 30, Kentucky and South Dakota with 28, Tennessee and Kansas with 27, and Nebraska and Virginia with 26.