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 -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the severe flooding that began June 9, the State of Minnesota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening two new Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in addition to the one in Roseau. The new centers will open on Monday, July 1, and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice. The Disaster Recover Centers will be closed Sundays and July 4.
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 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 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.
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.

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