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Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding

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The old phrase, "when it rains, it pours" has been very accurate in North Dakota this summer.

Excessive amounts of rain have fallen in parts of the state the past week, anywhere from three to as many as 10 inches.

Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley took an aerial tour of several affected counties. And during at stop in Mohall, he address the possibility of federal assistance.

"There's an enormous amount of experience with our emergency disaster response in the state, that's good news. That's also the bad news, because there's an enormous amount experience in flood response around the state of North Dakota," says Wrigley.

And while North Dakota waits to see if federal help is available, Gov. Dalrymple has issued an emergency declaration in response to overland flooding in five counties.

Heavy rains have swamped farmland and roads in Bottineau, Divide, Eddy and Renville counties, and the city of Underwood in McLean County.
The declaration will make state resources available to help counties, cities, and tribes repair public infrastructure.
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