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Author: Public Affairs
Minot, ND, July 6, 2011 -- Parts of several neighborhoods are still under water after the Souris River overflowed its banks. We continue to support the emergency management team and disaster survivors as response and recovery efforts continue in North Dakota. Severe weather outlookAs we mentioned earlier this week, our partners at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are calling for many rivers in the upper Midwest and northern Plains to remain above flood stage through the summer. And with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calling for additional rain in these areas over...
Posted On: July 8, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Minot, ND, June 29, 2011 -- Richard Serino, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deputy administrator, visits with Red Cross official at the Red Cross shelter in Minot, North Dakota during his visit on June 29.North Dakota Flooding ResponseFederal, state, and local officials continue to support disaster survivors in response to the historic flooding along the Souris River in North Dakota. Here’s a look back at our blog posts...
Posted On: July 1, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Ongoing Severe WeatherWe continue to closely monitor and work with our state and local partners as flooding continues along the Souris River. As you’ve probably seen in the news, local officials have issued evacuation orders for some communities along the river, specifically in Burlington and Minot. As we’ve said on this blog before, we will continue to work with the emergency management team to meet the needs of disaster survivors and the affected communities. Forecasts from the National Weather Service are calling for more rain in the Great Plains and the Midwest, so be sure to follow the...
Posted On: June 24, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Severe Weather OutlookOver the next few days, the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center is calling for drought conditions to continue for much of the southern U.S., stretching from Arizona to Florida. In many areas, these drought conditions have raised the chances of wildfire outbreaks, so make sure you know how to prevent and stay safe from wildfires. And as wildfires continue in parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...
Posted On: June 17, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Potential severe weatherOver the next few days, the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center is calling for drought conditions to continue for much of the southern U.S., stretching from Arizona to Florida. These drought conditions have caused wildfires to spread in parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, and we continue to support emergency responders and firefighters through Fire Management Assistance Grants. Widespread flooding is also expected to continue for parts of the Mississippi, Missouri, and North Platte rivers.We will continue to monitor the threat of severe weather,...
Posted On: June 10, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Severe weather outlookSevere weather will affect much of the U.S. over the coming days, as forecasts from the National Weather Service are calling for: above normal temperatures to continue across the southeast, continued flooding for those along the Mississippi River and in much of the Great Plains, heavy precipitation and lower temperatures for northern California, and severe drought conditions to continue across the south, especially in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana. Check your local forecast at http://www.weather.gov/ and mobile.weather.gov and get prepared for the hazards in...
Posted On: June 3, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Severe weather outlookThis Memorial Day weekend, forecasts from the National Weather Service are calling for potentially severe weather in many parts of the U.S., including: continued flooding along the Mississippi River, and in parts of the Great Plains, the eastern half of the country will experience high temperatures than normal through the weekend, and severe drought conditions across the south, stretching from parts of Arizona into Florida. Visit the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center for a full forecast, and make sure to take steps to get prepared for the hazards...
Posted On: May 27, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Severe Weather OutlookThis spring has been filled with severe weather so far, and forecasts from the National Weather Service say it’s likely to continue in many parts of the country. Flooding is expected to continue along the Mississippi River, from Illinois down to Louisiana. Parts of North and South Dakota are also expected to see flooding over the next ten days as well.Drought conditions are projected to continue across the southern U.S., particularly in New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana and Florida. For your local forecast, go to http://www.weather.gov/ or http://mobile.weather.gov/ on your...
Posted On: May 20, 2011
Author: Craig Fugate, Tom Vilsack
For weeks, we have been monitoring the potential for significant flooding in Louisiana, along with the other states currently being impacted by the Mississippi River flooding and historic water levels. And similar to their actions to mitigate the impacts of flooding in Missouri several weeks ago, today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway in Louisiana to help minimize damage to property, structures, and to protect millions of people from historic flood levels.Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the breach of the Morganza Spillway. While the Army Corps is...
Posted On: May 14, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Getting Assistance to SurvivorsPresident Obama has made federal disaster assistance available to individuals and business owners in several states in the past two weeks – Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee.  If you are in an area that has received a disaster declaration, and you haven't yet, now is the time to register for assistance.  Visit www.disasterassistance.gov to apply online, or http://m.fema.gov to apply on your smartphone.  You can also call (800) 621-3362 / TTY (800) 462-7585 or visit a disaster recovery center in your...
Posted On: May 6, 2011

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