AUDIO: FEMA assessing storm damage

AUDIO: FEMA assessing storm damage Click to Enlarge Photo: Margaret Starry

Jul 9, 2013 at 9:50 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) FEMA officials are in 17 Minnesota counties today through Thursday--including Stearns and Benton--assessing damage from severe storms and flash flooding that hammered a wide swath of the state the third week of June.

Officials are trying to determine if statewide damage meets the seven-point-three-million-dollar threshold for federal assistance.

Preliminary 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.

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says damage estimates in the city alone are estimated at $180,000.

Mayor Kleis on FEMA damage assessments

Mike Tanner

Posted By Mike Tanner

News Director

Mike Tanner's Profile

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 36°F (2°C)

Dewpoint: 34

Wind: 10 S

Weather: mist

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar

Sun December 21, 2014

Calls to Santa...

Wed December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Service...

Thu December 25, 2014


Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...

Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...