MINNEAPOLIS, MN – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement regarding the flooding in Minnesota: 

“I’m working closely with officials throughout the state as we continue to see rising flood waters cause damage and threaten the safety of Minnesotans. All public infrastructure damage is being documented so that if and when the federal threshold for FEMA disaster relief is reached, that relief will be delivered quickly.” 

The FEMA disaster declaration process is set by law. A disaster declaration will be triggered when there is $10.5 million in damage to public infrastructure across Minnesota. Individual counties then qualify for funding to repair public infrastructure when damage thresholds based on their population are reached. For example: Cook County, $25,760; Lake County, $50,163; and St. Louis County $921,062.