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 10, 2002
Moorhead, MN -- People who live near water are not the only ones who experience flooding. Floods can happen from heavy rains, levies breaking, sewage backup, sandbags moving water to other areas, and rivers moving over time, spreading for miles. Flash floods can begin and end within just a few hours, cutting a path of major destruction.
July 9, 2002
Seven Additional Flood Affected Counties To Receive Assistance June Flooding Disaster Declaration Continues To Expand
Moorhead, MN -- Seven additional counties have been designated to receive federal disaster assistance following the floods that began on June 9. Four of these counties (Beltrami, Clay, Polk and Pennington) have already qualified for public assistance, but will now be eligible for individual assistance. Itasca, Wright and McLeod have also been added for individual assistance.
July 5, 2002
Free Crisis Counseling Available In Participating Counties - Assistance For Disaster-Related Stress By MN Flood Disaster Response
Moorhead, MN -- Federal and state officials are reminding 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 5, 2002
Moorhead, MN -- State, federal, local and voluntary agencies are working together to help Minnesota residents affected by recent floods. Fourteen counties are now included in the June 14 Presidential Disaster Declaration that began with Roseau. The following counties are eligible for individual assistance and public assistance: Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Lake of the Woods, Koochiching, Red Lake, Norman, Mahnomen, Clearwater and Becker. These counties are eligible for public assistance only: Polk, Pennington, Beltrami and Clay.
July 3, 2002
Priority: Making Your Home Safe And Sanitary - Disaster Housing Repairs Should Be Made As Quickly As Possible
Moorhead, MN -- Financial assistance for home repair is arriving in the mailboxes of many of the nearly 3,000 Minnesota residents who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for help since the June floods. For homeowners, these funds help return the structure to a safe and sanitary condition, allowing individuals to safely reoccupy their homes.
July 3, 2002
Number of Disaster Recovery Centers Increased to Five; Centers Open in Koochiching and Lake of the Woods Counties
Moorhead, MN -- Individuals and businesses affected by the severe flooding that began June 9 now have two additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to get questions answered and to assist them with paperwork if needed. On Tuesday, July 9, state and federal emergency management agencies will open one center in International Falls and one in Baudette. The centers are scheduled to operate from July 9 through July 13. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Other DRCs are located in Roseau, Mahnomen, and Norman Counties.