Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding And Tornadoes (DR-1333)

Incident period: May 17, 2000 to July 26, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 27, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 18, 2000
News Release
Minneapolis, MN -- A temporary Disaster Recovery Center will be available in Eagan to serve victims of the severe storms and flooding in Dakota County, state and federal officials announced. The center will provide disaster assistance applicants an opportunity to receive more detailed information about various relief programs, flood insurance, and methods of reducing future flood damage. The location and days of operation are: July 20, 21 and 22 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eagan City Hall 3830 Pilot Knob Road
July 17, 2000
News Release
Minneapolis, MN -- Federal and state officials are urging everyone who suffered damage or loss during the severe storms and flooding that occurred between May 17 to July 12 to apply for disaster assistance as soon as possible. The application process starts with just one call to the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). At close of business Sunday, 2,074 Minnesota residents in the eight counties now eligible for individual assistance had already called FEMA to apply. Nearly 550 residents have called from the newly declared counties alone.
July 14, 2000
News Release
Minneapolis, MN -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that Dakota, Fillmore, Houston and Mower counties have been added to the Presidential disaster declaration issued on June 23. Residents of these counties may now apply for a variety of state and federal assistance programs and services. "These additions to the declaration were made following a review of information regarding costs and damages suffered by local residents as a result of recent severe storms and flooding," explained Federal Coordinating Officer Ted Monette.
July 14, 2000
News Release
In just about a week since James Lee Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), added four northwestern counties and the White Earth Reservation to Minnesota's major disaster declaration, more than a quarter of a million dollars in disaster housing grants has been approved for some of the 1,084 residents who have already called to apply.
July 7, 2000
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management (DEM) will make temporary Disaster Recovery Centers available next week in Mahnomen, Ada and Moorhead.
July 3, 2000
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- Disaster recovery officials urge individuals and business owners affected by recent severe storms and flooding to apply for assistance by calling the FEMA toll-free number - 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). State and federal officials announced today that phone lines will be open tomorrow, on the July 4th holiday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will continue to operate between those hours, seven days a week, until further notice.

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