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 6, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, Sept. 10, to serve residents of Dodge County affected by the recent severe storms and flooding, 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).
September 5, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The residents of Dodge County are now eligible for Individual 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). Dodge County has been added to the list of counties previously made eligible for assistance following the storms and flooding that began Aug. 18 in southeastern Minnesota. The county now joins Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties.
September 4, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- As people repair and rebuild their homes and businesses after the recent flooding, they can take steps to reduce the cost of flood damage in the future. One of the ways to protect your home is to purchase flood insurance. The claims are paid with or without a presidential disaster declaration.
September 4, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The first mobile homes for Minnesota residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding arrived at a St. Charles, Winona County, staging area on Friday, Aug. 31, 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 3, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Minnesota residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding should make sure they have applied for all the federal assistance for which they may be eligible, according to officials of Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management (FEMA).

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