Flood emergency in Morton County

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MORTON COUNTY, N.D. - Though the waters have receded in some areas of Morton County, a flood emergency has been declared.

But it still has to be ratified by the county commission. The declaration will give the county access to a half million dollar fund to help rebuild infrastructure damage from the high waters.

"Washed out roads, eroded roads. There is some minimal damage to the levy that would fall under public assistance funding, and then there is some significant debris that needs to be cleaned up," said Tom Doering, Morton County emergency manager.

​Damages estimates exceed $100,000. Staff will have a more precise number next week.