Minnesota Flooding (DR-1370)

Incident period: March 23, 2001 to July 3, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 16, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 19, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- The incident period for the Minnesota disaster declaration has been reopened in response to continuing severe weather experienced throughout the state, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the action was taken following a letter of request by Governor Jesse Ventura that indicated the state sustained severe damages to the public infrastructure, private homes and businesses from the recent severe storms, straight--line winds and tornadoes.
June 19, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- The incident period for the Minnesota disaster declaration has been reopened in response to continuing severe weather experienced throughout the state, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the action was taken following a letter of request by Governor Jesse Ventura that indicated the state sustained severe damages to the public infrastructure, private homes and businesses from the recent severe storms, straight--line winds and tornadoes.
June 19, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- The tornado that struck Glenville May 1st swept through the small southern Minnesota town with little advance notice. "The storm came up so fast we had no time to react," said Wes Webb, Glenville mayor. "It formed so quickly that one of our county deputies on weather watch just about drove right into it."
June 14, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- More than 1600 people have called the toll--free application number and so far $2,293,439 has been approved in grants and loans for disaster victims. Of that total, $1,251,839 has been approved for disaster housing grants and $1,041,600 has been approved for low--interest loans to individuals and business owners to help victims recover from damages inflicted by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding occurring between March 23 and May 29.
June 11, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- "It only takes one phone call to apply for disaster assistance," Kevin Leuer, director and state coordinating officer, Minnesota Division of Emergency Management, said.
June 8, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- Disaster assistance has been made available for Anoka, Beltrami, Brown, Carver, Chisago, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hennepin, Kittson, Koochiching, Nicollet, Red Lake, and Scott Counties, and the Tribal governments of Red Lake and White Earth to help residents and business owners recover from the effects of recent severe winter storms, tornadoes and flooding in Minnesota, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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