Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday, Aug. 17, signed an executive order declaring three western North Dakota counties a severe storm disaster area, according to a press released from Burgum’s office issued the same day.
By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor
The release also said the the governor has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for more time to request a major disaster declaration.
The disaster area that Burgum outlined include Bowman, Dunn, and Slope counties.
This in response to the July 20 and 21 thunderstorms previously reported by The Pioneer. The storm brought down burst gusts with wind speeds up to 70 mph in some areas.
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