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FEMA In Houston County To Assess Damage

Houston County is one of 17 being paid a visit to today by folks from FEMA.

They are assessing damage from severe storms and flash flooding that hammered a wide swath of the state the third week of June.

 

They are trying to determine if statewide damage meets the $7.3 million threshold for federal assistance. Winona Senator, Jeremy Miller says indications are that it will. If so, then Governor Dayton would likely ask President Obama for a disaster declaration.

 

If approved, federal aid would be available, but state matching dollars would also be required. Whether a special session would be called to approve that funding is still up in the air.

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