The major disaster declaration allows for federal funding for individuals, businesses and tribes affected by the flooding.
"Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster," the White House said in a news release.
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the impacted counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
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