Burgum Requests Disaster Declaration For Ice Storm Damage

(Bismarck, ND) — Governor Burgum has requested a presidential major disaster declaration for severe ice storm damage. The ice storm hit North Dakota over the holiday weekend last year, leaving roads coated with ice, bringing down trees, and causing major damage to utility infrastructure across the state. In a letter to President Joe Biden, Burgum called the event “the worst ice storm since 1997 for much of eastern North Dakota”. If the disaster declaration is approved, it would allow for FEMA public assistance to help pay for the costs of repairing the damage.

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