FEMA damage assessments beginning

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Jun 30, 2014 at 5:17 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Senator Amy Klobuchar told Minnesotans dealing with flood damage that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin to assess that damage on Tuesday, to start the process of getting federal disaster assistance.

Klobuchar visited flooded areas in the region Sunday, including Harriet Island in downtown St. Paul which has been inundated by the Mississippi River.

Klobuchar said it will take about a week for FEMA to complete its assessment. The damage to public infrastructure must total at least $7.3 million before a presidential disaster declaration can be issued.

FEMA and Homeland Security and Emergency Management Crews have been touring the state and adding up the dollar damage they see from the recent flooding.

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