North Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Snow and Ice, Flooding, Ground Saturation, Landslides and Mudslides (DR-1279)

Incident period: March 1, 1999 to July 19, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 8, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 17, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Statewide, 12,321 North Dakota households and businesses in 42 declared counties and four Indian Reservations registered for state and federal disaster assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster housing program has provided grants of more than $20.6 million to individuals to assist with temporary housing and minor home repairs.
October 18, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts in North Dakota through October 17, 1999:
October 6, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Disaster recovery officials announced today that President Clinton has approved Governor Ed Schafer's request for the federal government to reimburse 90 percent of the eligible costs to repair or restore damaged public infrastructure caused by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms in North Dakota. The change comes because disaster damages have exceeded a per capita threshold in the state and is made at the discretion of the president.
October 4, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Around North Dakota, citizens are doing battle against rising water, be it from rivers and lakes, or the ground itself. The state of North Dakota, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have been partners in this battle, providing technical and financial assistance to those who suffered water damage to their property. But as the construction season comes to a close, all will remain active in the battle against the water.
September 22, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota residents who were affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, and ground saturation from March 1 to July 19 have until October 1 to register for federal and state disaster assistance. Those who suffered damage and have not yet registered should call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration line at 1-800-462-9029, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. (TTY: 1-800-462-7585, for the speech- or hearing- impaired)
September 17, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- To date, more than 11,000 residents in the 42 declared counties and four Indian Reservations have registered for disaster assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster housing program has provided more than $13.5 million to individuals to assist with temporary housing and minor home repairs.

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