Minnesota Severe Storms, Winds and Flooding (DR-1283)
Incident period: July 4, 1999 to August 2, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 28, 1999
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 2, 1999
DULUTH, Minn. -- Community relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with the Minnesota Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and county emergency management directors to reach out to people affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on July 4. Eligible counties include Cook, Itasca and St. Louis.
July 28, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today to help families and communities in northern Minnesota recover from the effects of extreme weather conditions that began earlier this month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage from severe storms, high winds and flooding starting July 4.