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

June 28, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- Families and individuals in declared counties who have suffered from the floods beginning June 9 are quickly receiving assistance from federal, state, local and voluntary agencies. These agencies are working in partnership to speed help to Minnesota residents.
June 26, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- Emergency management officials are urging Minnesota residents with basements flooded by the recent storms to use caution when pumping them out. Removing all of the water at once may cause serious structural damage to the house. Draining the water too fast could cause the collapse of the cellar walls, floors, and foundation of the house. The water must be drained slowly to equalize pressure on both sides of the wall.
June 26, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- To meet the needs of Northwest Minnesota flood victims who have been displaced from their homes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers are providing temporary housing in travel trailers. In a record six days the first trailers were on site.
June 26, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are visiting residences and examining property damaged by the floods that began on June 9 in Roseau, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman and Red Lake counties.
June 25, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- The first step toward federal disaster recovery assistance for individuals and businesses with losses related to the recent flooding is to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll free number: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) TTY 1-800-462-7585. Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Red Lake and Roseau are the counties designated for Individual Assistance.
June 25, 2002
News Release
Moorhead, MN -- Community Relations field officers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with the Minnesota State Department of Public Safety and local community leaders to reach out to residents and businesses affected by the floods that began June 9.

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