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Published August 27, 2009, 01:40 PM

North Dakota officials release final numbers for flood aid statewide

BISMARCK - The state Emergency Services Department's final report on the impact of 2009 spring floods and other severe weather says 7,357 people applied for federal disaster aid and more than $19 million was approved.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

BISMARCK - The state Emergency Services Department's final report on the impact of 2009 spring floods and other severe weather says 7,357 people applied for federal disaster aid and more than $19 million was approved.

The government paid about $7.7 million in individual aid to homeowners and about $14.7 million in low-interest Small Business Administration loans. About $1.1 million went for disaster unemployment assistance.

The report says there were 1,376 federal flood insurance claims for a total of about $13 million, and it says the number of policyholders went up more than 700 percent from the previous year.

Officials say about $18 million in state money has been approved for infrastructure repair projects, out of an anticipated $36.8 million.

Livestock losses have been estimated at about $30 million, including some 90,000 cattle.

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