Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes (DR-1419)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 19, 2002
Moorhead, MN -- Mold has emerged as a by-product of the recent flooding in Minnesota. Mold can cause problems for your home as well as your health. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Minnesota Division of Emergency Management, and the Minnesota Department of Health want you to safely remove the mold in your home and be aware of potential health risks, especially to those who are mold-sensitive. Checking For Mold
July 19, 2002
Moorhead, MN -- July 19, 2002 State, federal, local and voluntary agencies continue to help Minnesota residents affected by the June 9-28 flooding. Nineteen counties are now designated to receive recovery assistance. The following counties are eligible for assistance: Roseau, Kittson, Marshall, Lake of the Woods, Koochiching, Red Lake, Norman, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Becker, Polk, Pennington, Beltrami, Clay, Itasca, McLeod, Goodhue, Hubbard, and Wright. Recovery services summary at close of business Thursday, July 18, 2002:
July 18, 2002
Free Crisis Counseling Available In Participating Counties: Assistance for disaster-related stress by MN Flood Disaster Response
Moorhead, MN -- Federal and state officials remind victims of the recent flooding that help for disaster-related stress is just a phone call away. Referrals for short-term intervention counseling services for the residents of the counties participating in the MN Flood Disaster Response program are available at no cost.
July 16, 2002
Flood Recovery Public Assistance Available In Five New Counties: Disaster-Related Expenses May Qualify For Partial Reimbursement
Moorhead, MN -- Goodhue, Hubbard, Itasca, McLeod and Wright counties are now eligible for public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help recover from the floods that swept through Minnesota beginning June 9. In counties designated for public assistance, local governments and some non-profit organizations may qualify for partial reimbursement of personnel costs and repairs necessitated by the June 9-28 flooding. The federal government pays 75 percent of approved expenses.
July 15, 2002
Disaster Application Deadline Approaches: One Month Remaining To Apply For Individual Disaster Assistance
Moorhead, MN -- Minnesota residents and business owners in the 17 disaster-declared counties who sustained damage from floods beginning June 9 have only one month to apply for disaster assistance. August 13 is the last day applications will be accepted for individual assistance. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property must also be submitted by that date.
July 15, 2002
Moorhead, MN -- Flood hazard maps and other flood-related products can be quickly accessed by home and business owners who click on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) website, www.fema.gov. Subsequently, click on "The Map Store" and "The Map Search" icons.
Incident period: June 9, 2002 to June 28, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 14, 2002