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 18, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Eight weeks after a presidential disaster declaration was issued for southeastern Minnesota, nearly $47 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).
October 2, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Inevitably, some Minnesotans affected by the August severe storms and floods will have unmet needs even after receiving help from disaster aid programs. Such residents may be able seek assistance from local Long-Term Recovery Committees that are operating or in the process of forming in affected counties. By pooling a variety of agencies and resources, the committees offer hope for continued recovery.
October 2, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Rushford and Winona will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) effective Saturday, Oct. 6, 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 1, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Residents of southeastern Minnesota affected by the August severe storms and flooding have three weeks left 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).
September 27, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Effective immediately, the toll-free federal helpline for disaster assistance will no longer be staffed on Sundays, 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). In addition, the helpline will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day.
September 26, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- As residents of southeastern Minnesota recover and rebuild from the recent bout of severe storms and flooding, they should be sure to take stock of their mental health, as well, 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).

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