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 12, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Residents cleaning up and repairing their flood-damaged homes in southeastern Minnesota should proceed with caution, 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). ?Educate yourself before you rush into a rebuilding project,? said Federal Coordinating Officer Carlos Mitchell. ?Repairs made too hastily could cause harm to you and your family, or could result in a home that is not as strong and safe as it should be.?
September 11, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Residents of southeastern Minnesota affected by recent severe storms and flooding are urged to be alert for and report potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, 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 10, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- People who are not U.S. citizens ? but who are in the United States legally ? may still be eligible for disaster assistance for damage from the recent severe storms and flooding that affected southeastern Minnesota, 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 8, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Disaster assistance sometimes covers expenses that insurance does not. That is why Minnesotans affected by recent severe storms and flooding should 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 7, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Anyone who received damage from the recent severe storms and flooding should apply for federal assistance. No one should exclude themselves, thinking they might not qualify for federal 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 6, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Only two weeks after a presidential disaster declaration was issued for southeastern Minnesota, more than $7.7 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).

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