Flood damage to be reviewed in four Minnesota counties

The Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management division will visit Aitkin, Carlton, Crow Wing and Pine counties in Minnesota this week to assess damages sustained in thunderstorms during the week of July 10. At this time, the damages do not meet federal requirements for FEMA's Public Assistance Program, but they could qualify for funds through the Minnesota State Disaster Assistance Program. During the week of July 10, torrential downpours overwhelmed drainage systems, rivers and streams with 7-14 inches of rain.