The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
"Applicant" means a local government, state government agency, or utility cooperative that applies for state disaster assistance under this chapter.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.
"County" or "county government" means each county in which a governmental unit is located in whole or in part, or a county board of commissioners as defined in chapter 375.
"Director" means the director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety.
"Disaster" means any catastrophe, including but not limited to a tornado, storm, high water, wind-driven water, tidal wave, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, or drought or, regardless of cause, any fire, flood, or explosion.
"FEMA" means the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
"Incident period" means the time interval of a disaster as delineated by specific start and end dates.