MINNESOTA - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced that the Biden administration has approved Minnesota’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration. Right now, it applies to 22 counties with that list expected to grow as more damage estimates are accounted for. This week, Klobuchar and Smith led the entire bipartisan Minnesota congressional delegation in strongly urging President Biden to approve Minnesota’s request, highlighting the need for federal assistance to help Minnesota communities recover from storms and flooding.

“Across our state, these floods have inflicted serious damage and we must all work together to recover,” said Senator Klobuchar. “I am glad the Administration swiftly took action on our request so that our state can receive critical federal disaster relief funds.”