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

September 25, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Disaster recovery officials are reminding homeowners, landlords and business owners it is essential to check with local, city and county governments regarding legally mandated permits before repairing or rebuilding a structure damaged by storms or flooding. Permits ensure that rebuilding meets the requirements of the most recent flood maps. 
September 24, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- As cleanup continues in the aftermath of recent severe storms and flooding in southeast Minnesota, state and federal officials urge those affected to consider simple, inexpensive ways to prevent or reduce damage from future storms. Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) call such actions "hazard mitigation."
September 24, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center began operations the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 24, in St. Charles, Winona County, 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 22, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Residents of southeastern Minnesota affected by the August severe storms and flooding have one month 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 22, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center will open Monday, Sept. 24, in Rochester, 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 20, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A letter from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stating that you have been denied for disaster assistance may not be the final word on your application. “Even if an application is initially denied, the process provides for an appeal when circumstances change or there is additional information,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Carlos Mitchell. "We want to give those affected by the recent flooding every opportunity to apply for whatever assistance they qualify for."

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