- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Gov. Jack Dalrymple has asked President Barack Obama for a federal disaster declaration to help nine North Dakota counties and the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation recover from a series of torrential rainstorms that led to flooding in late June.

Dalrymple is seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for public infrastructure repairs in Benson, Bottineau, Divide, Eddy, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville and Ward counties, as well as the reservation.

The storms dropped as much as a foot of rain in some areas. Damage to public infrastructure is estimated at a little more than $1 million. Dalrymple wants FEMA to cover 75 percent of that.

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