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 7, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- Even as the flood waters rose across the state this spring, and thousands worked side by side in river communities in flood--fighting efforts, some Minnesotans could feel a sense of security that the losses they might suffer from the rising waters would be covered. Flood insurance provided that assurance for more than 8,000 policy holders throughout the state of Minnesota. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers this important insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
June 7, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- In the three weeks since President Bush declared a major disaster in Minnesota, more than $1.35 million has been approved for disaster assistance throughout the 37 counties declared for Individual Assistance.According to figures released by the Minnesota Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the close of business on June 6, the following numbers of people have applied for or received assistance:
June 4, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- Almost 1200 Minnesotans from 37 counties across the state have called to apply for disaster assistance, and nearly three quarters of a million dollars in grants and low--interest loans have been approved for victims of severe winter storms, tornadoes and flooding.
May 31, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- In just two weeks since President Bush issued a major disaster declaration on May 16, nearly half a million dollars has been allocated for disaster assistance. More than $450, 000 has been approved for disaster housing grants and low--interest loans for more than a quarter of the 905 people who have already applied for disaster assistance.
May 29, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- Twenty--two counties have been added to the disaster declaration issued by President Bush on May 16, making a total of 53 Minnesota counties eligible for some type of state and federal assistance as a result of the severe winter storms, flooding and tornadoes which began March 23.
May 25, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- To help meet the ongoing needs of Minnesota disaster victims, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Minnesota Division of Emergency Management (DEM) are opening Disaster Recovery Centers in the disaster--designated counties. The temporary centers provide a single location where disaster victims who have called the toll--free number, 1 800 462--9029, are able to talk face--to--face with recovery, restoration and rebuilding specialists.