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

May 24, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- State and federal disaster officials are concerned that people who suffered damage during the spring storms and flooding are delaying their recovery efforts by waiting to apply for programs available under the declaration issued by President Bush on May 16th. At the close of business on Wednesday, May 23, only 374 people applied for disaster assistance by calling 1 800 462--9029 (TTY 1 800 462--7585), according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 23, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- If you were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding and tornadoes, you should be aware that some unscrupulous contractors may try to take advantage of you. Every disaster has its share of con artists, so be careful who you let into your home. State and federal disaster officials said if your house or business suffered damage, always ask for identification of anyone claiming to be a federal inspector or verifier and be cautious in choosing contracting services.
May 22, 2001
News Release
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.
May 21, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- Community Relations field officers 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 winter storms, flooding and tornadoes that began on March 23. Counties eligible for Individual Assistance include Benton, Chippewa, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, St. Louis, Stevens, Wabasha, Washington, Winona, and Yellow Medicine. Also eligible are the Tribal governments of Prairie Island and Upper Sioux.
May 19, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- The disaster declaration for Minnesota issued by President Bush clears the way for federal and state assistance programs to help those in need in the declared counties. Homeowners, renters, and business owners affected by the severe winter storms, flooding and tornadoes, which began March 23, are urged by federal and state officials to follow some important steps to help begin the recovery process. People who suffered damage in the following counties are eligible to apply for the assistance: Benton, Chippewa, Freeborn,
May 18, 2001
News Release
St. Paul, MN -- A toll--free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by severe winter storms, flooding and tornadoes, which began March 23. Even if residents have already registered with the Red Cross, Salvation Army or another voluntary or have reported damage to local officials, they need to apply for federal and state disaster assistance by calling a special toll--free number.

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