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

August 2, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a toll-free number that residents of 42 North Dakota counties and four Indian reservations can call to receive information about disaster assistance. Those who have registered for state and federal disaster assistance can call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-525-0321 to receive information about, or provide updates to, their application. It is important that anyone registered with FEMA provides a current address and phone number if they move.
July 27, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- More than three quarters of North Dakota's counties have experienced some form of a natural disaster this year. In fact, the state has experienced a pattern of abnormally wet weather, which has led to several years of ground saturation and flooding and the stresses that accompany the subsequent clean-up. Mental health experts say many North Dakotans are beginning to experience stress-related problems caused by the cumulative effect of back-to-back disasters.
July 26, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The following is a disaster recovery update of the assistance being provided to North Dakota residents in the 42 declared counties and four Indian Reservations.
July 20, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Throughout North Dakota, residents have been forced to deal with years of abnormally high levels of rainfall. The ground has become so saturated, that water has formed thousands of pools of water covering farmland in every county in the state. Ground saturation is also causing havoc for homeowners with the continual reoccurrence of water in basements. This problem is affecting literally thousands of homeowners and has left many of them looking for solutions to end the problem.
July 13, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Federal and state officials announced that disaster assistance is now available for an additional three North Dakota counties. Individual assistance and public assistance programs have been designated for Cavalier, Eddy and Morton Counties. This assistance comes following a review of additional information regarding damages incurred as a result of ongoing flooding and severe storms in the state.
July 7, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Federal and state officials announced that disaster assistance is now available for an additional five North Dakota counties and one reservation. Individual assistance and public assistance programs have been designated for Burke, Divide, Sioux, and Williams Counties and the Indian Reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux (that portion of the reservation which lies within the State of North Dakota). Individual assistance only has been designated for Mercer County.

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