North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has requested a presidential major disaster declaration for a severe summer storm that caused flash flooding in several counties, resulting in more than five million dollars in damage to roads and other infrastructure.

Burgum requested the declaration for the counties of Benson, Grand Forks, McKenzie, Mountrail, Nelson and Wells. 

The June 29-July 1 storm destroyed infrastructure and damaged homes with high winds, hail and 4 to 8 inches of rain in some areas. Burgum noted that many of the counties were also pummeled by previous disasters that produced catastrophic flooding during the last two years.

In response to the storm, Burgum today issued an executive order formally mobilizing state resources and ensuring a coordinated approach to the needs of citizens and their communities in response to the state’s recent pattern of severe summer weather.