The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
"Appropriation" means an appropriation provided in law specifically to implement this chapter.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the agency named in the section, unless otherwise specified.
"Disaster" means a presidential declaration of major disaster and the event or events cited in the declaration.
"Disaster area" means the area of Minnesota included in a presidential declaration of major disaster whether included in the original declaration or added later by federal government action.