Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes (DR-1419)

Incident period: June 9, 2002 to June 28, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 14, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 15, 2002
News Release
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 12, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- State, federal, local and voluntary agencies continue to help Minnesota residents affected by the June 9-28 flooding. Seventeen 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, and Wright. Recovery services summary at close of business Thursday, July 11, 2002:
July 12, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- Effective Monday, July 15, the Roseau Disaster Recovery Center will change hours of operation to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Saturday - closed Sundays) To date, 1,254 people have visited the Roseau center and received information on temporary housing assistance, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to repair or replace storm-damaged property, or grants from the state for serious needs and necessary expenses not met by other programs.
July 11, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- Understanding the process of applying for federal/state disaster recovery assistance gives victims peace of mind and can help them begin rebuilding their lives. In the early aftermath of a disaster, the most important types of assistance are those designed to meet emergency needs for immediate housing requirements and emergency repairs. These disaster assistance programs are to help people begin their recovery; they are not designed to return people's lives to their pre-disaster conditions.
July 11, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- Officials from the Minnesota Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are establishing an additional temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to assist individuals affected by the recent floods. The center will be open in Howard Lake from Monday, July 15 until close of business on Monday, July 22, except for Sunday. The Wright County center will be located at:
July 10, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- The time for visiting a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Mahnoman, Norman, Koochiching and Lake of the Woods counties is getting shorter. Residents in those areas have until Saturday to meet face-to-face with recovery specialists at one of these four locations.

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