Originally posted on CBS Minnesota:
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Barack Obama has approved an emergency declaration for flooding in North Dakota.
The move announced Friday afternoon authorizes federal agencies to coordinate all disaster relief effort and makes money available to help with the flood fight. Emergency protective measures will be provided with 75 percent federal funding.
The declaration specifically mentions the counties of Cass, Grand Forks, Pembina, Richland, Traill and Walsh.