Kevin Cramer

03/24/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/24/2023 15:49

Sen. Cramer: North Dakota Delegation Urges President Biden to Approve Disaster Declaration Request for January Storms

BISMARCK - U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven and Congressman Kelly Armstrong urged President Biden to approve Governor Burgum's major disaster declaration request for the January 16-20 severe winter storms. This request for federal natural disaster recovery and mitigation resources was on behalf of Burke, Divide, McLean, Nelson, Renville, Sheridan, and Walsh counties.

"North Dakota experienced power outages and significant impacts to electrical infrastructure due to freezing fog that was followed by an ice storm. The unique weather pattern created devastating impacts throughout the state by downing power lines and making roads unsafe," wrote the delegation. "North Dakota continues to work to harden infrastructure, promote resiliency and mitigate potential damage in future disasters. While these efforts continue, unlocking Federal assistance via a presidential disaster declaration is critical for North Dakota's recovery."

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