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

July 6, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Residents in Fargo and the surrounding area who suffered damage as a result of this past weekends severe storm still have the opportunity to register for disaster assistance. Individuals can register for assistance by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). Residents should also file claims with their insurance company since federal assistance cannot duplicate insurance benefits.
July 6, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Farmers, ranchers and rural residents who have been affected by water damage should consider registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for financial assistance, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
July 6, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Department of Human Services has been awarded a $371,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide counseling and other support services to those individuals who live in disaster-affected counties throughout the State. Officials welcomed the additional resources and expressed concern that record rainfall, low commodity prices, crop disease and the accompanying economic hardship are undermining the well-being of many North Dakotans.
June 25, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- As part of the Federal/State disaster relief in North Dakota, the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) Program has been activated to help North Dakotans cover the costs of necessary expenses and serious disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance or other programs.
June 19, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Concerns relating to exposure to mold, which can develop following excessive water in your home, should be addressed quickly in order to prevent illness, according to State Health Officer Murray Sagsveen of the North Dakota Department of Health. When airborne mold spores are present in large numbers, they can trigger allergic reactions, asthma episodes, infections and other respiratory problems. In addition, exposure can cause development of an allergy to mold, resulting in long term problems.
June 19, 1999
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Disaster recovery teams will visit 17 cities in North Dakota over the next three weeks to provide information to individuals who have been affected by this spring's severe weather. The teams will visit Belcourt, Bismarck, Bottineau, Cavalier, Fargo, Fort Totten, Fort Yates, Garrison, Jamestown, Minnewaukan, Minot, New Town, Northwood, Oakes, Rolette, Rugby, and Valley City.

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