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State asks FEMA for funds to help flooding victims


ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) --  The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is asking FEMA for funds to help flooding victims after severe weather in June caused millions of dollars in damage.

Fillmore and Houston Counties were among some of those hit the hardest from June 20-26.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reported Tuesday it has requested Preliminary Damage Assessments for the Public Assistance Program.

The department has requested the damage assessments take place starting next Monday.

HSEM, along with FEMA, will determine which counties to visit as part of the preliminary damage assessments.

If granted by FEMA, the Public Assistance Program would provide assistance to state and local government as well as certain non-profit groups.

All counties in the state of Minnesota are eligible to apply for assistance under this program.

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