Gov. Jack Dalrymple is requesting an emergency declaration from President Obama due to the strong potential for spring flooding in North Dakota.
Dalrymple says current conditions show there is significant potential for severe flooding that could exceed local response capabilities.
If approved, the presidential declaration would make available federal resources and financial assistance to help local and tribal jurisdictions recover costs associated with severe flooding. North Dakota would be eligible for federal funding to cover 75 percent of all eligible costs for flood protection measures incurred by communities and counties.
Last month Dalrymple issued a state emergency declaration for counties and tribal nations that face a 50 percent chance of reaching or exceeding moderate flood stage