Obama issues disaster declaration for Navajo Nation

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More than 3,000 homes on the Navajo Nation lost running water this winter because of pipes freezing and breaking during weeks of below-zero overnight temperatures, according to federal officials.

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama issued a major disaster declaration releasing federal funds to help the tribe recover from December and January's brutal freezes, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

If you are a victim of the freeze and need assistance, please contact FEMA at 202-646-4500.

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