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 20, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Four weeks after a presidential disaster declaration was issued for southeastern Minnesota, nearly $31 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).
September 19, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- In the days and weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by rumors concerning recovery help. The best way to avoid misinformation is to verify facts with a reliable source. Below are some common misconceptions about disaster assistance, along with the facts, 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 18, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The following are some tips to speed assistance resulting from the severe storms and flooding that struck southeastern Minnesota in August, 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 17, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Many residents who suffered damage from the August severe storms and flooding have registered for federal disaster assistance and afterwards received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). So far, 3,637 SBA loan applications have been distributed in southeastern Minnesota - but only 618 have been returned.
September 15, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Watch out for scam artists. That is the warning issued by officials with Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
September 13, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER , Minn. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) serving residents affected by the recent severe storms and flooding will no longer be open 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, one DRC will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) outreach center next week, and two DRCs will cease operations.

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