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Published May 07 2013

Damage assessments in ND to start Wednesday

BISMARCK — Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and local officials are conducting preliminary assessments on Wednesday to determine damage from this year's flood.

State and federal teams will meet with local officials to look at roads, bridges and other infrastructure damage in 18 counties and one tribal community. The counties are: Benson, Bottineau, Cass, Eddy, Foster, Grand Forks, McHenry, Pembina and Ramsey. Also, Ransom, Renville, Richland, Rolette, Towner, Traill, Walsh, Ward and Wells counties, as well as the Spirit Lake Nation.

The teams will also be reviewing flood-related expenses like emergency measures and debris clean up.

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Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.