Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dayton Appeals FEMA Denial of Aid

Governor Mark Dayton is directing Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Kris Eide to appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial for individual assistance for recent floods in northeast Minnesota. Earlier today, FEMA denied Minnesota’s request for individual assistance to homeowners and businesses.

The Governor said it was the wrong decision, and said he was deeply disappointed. Work on an appeal will begin immediately.

Senator Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken, and 8th District Congressman Chip Cravaack support Governor Dayton’s action to appeal the decision to deny individual assistant and say they will be urging FEMA to swiftly consider this appeal. The three say they will continue to work with federal, state and local officials to help families and businesses in northeast Minnesota recover

Earlier this month, at the urging of members of the Minnesota delegation including Klobuchar, Franken and Cravaack, President Barack Obama approved federal assistance to help Minnesota communities repair public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding.

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