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 1, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hokah, Houston County, will remain open until further notice, 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). The DRC was originally slated to cease operations at noon on Sunday, Sept. 2. The location and hours of the DRC will remain as follows:
September 1, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Federal Community Relations (CR) teams are reaching out to residents of southeastern Minnesota who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on Aug. 18, 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).
August 31, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Some mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) serving Minnesota residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding will soon relocate and additional ones will open, 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).
August 30, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A series of seven meetings has been scheduled for early September to brief state and local officials about federal Public Assistance funds available in the wake of severe storms and flooding that hit southeastern Minnesota beginning Aug. 18, 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).
August 30, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Only one week after a presidential disaster declaration was issued for southeastern Minnesota, more than $2.5 million in federal recovery funds has been made available to individuals in the six 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).
August 29, 2007
News Release
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- An additional Minnesota county was made eligible Aug. 28 for federal Public Assistance funds, federal and state officials announced. This raises to seven the total number of counties that qualify for the full array of Public Assistance recovery funds in the aftermath of severe storms and flooding that began on Aug. 18, 2007, 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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