- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

KILLDEER, N.D. (AP) - Dunn County and Killdeer officials have declared a summer storm emergency in the wake of a storm that dropped torrential rain, strong winds and hail that piled up like snow.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/29QSfGa ) the declaration allows the governments to tap emergency funds and also helps farmers filing claims for agricultural damage.

Town officials have said the July 10 storm was one of the worst disasters to hit the town in memory. It stripped siding from homes, downed trees, and smashed windows in buildings and vehicles.

County Emergency Manager Denise Brew says virtually every building in town was damaged. Police Chief Eric Braaten has estimated there are about 1,000 damaged vehicles in town.

The North Dakota Community Foundation has set up a storm relief fund to help Killdeer residents.

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