Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1717)

Incident period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 23, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 25, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) want you to know if your property was damaged in the August flooding, not only is money available for you to make repairs to your home or business, but additional funds may be available to build it back more resistant to future disasters of the same kind.
October 25, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Nine weeks after a presidential disaster declaration was issued for southeastern Minnesota, nearly $50 million in federal recovery funds has been made available to individuals in the seven designated counties, according to officials from Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the U.S Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Recovery officials continue to deliver aid to eligible residents and business owners in areas affected by the severe storms and flooding that swept through the area in August.
October 24, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Flood recovery aid continues in southeastern Minnesota nine weeks after a presidential disaster declaration Aug. 23; however, a survey of victims found widespread misinformation about flood insurance according to officials of Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Many victims stated they were told that flood insurance was unavailable because the property was in or out of the floodplain, or that the community was not eligible.
October 22, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Help still remains just a phone call away for Minnesotans to apply for disaster aid for damages resulting from the storms and flooding between August 18 and 31. The Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced Nov. 14 as a new registration deadline.
October 19, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Monday is the deadline for residents of southeastern Minnesota affected by the August severe storms and flooding to register for federal disaster assistance, according to officials from Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the U.S Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 19, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The deadline for Minnesotans to apply for disaster aid for damages resulting from the storms and flooding between August 18-31 has been extended to Nov. 14, the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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