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November 2, 2007
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Grand Forks county residents who were affected by the severe storms and tornado of August 26 - 27 have only one week to register for disaster assistance according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.? The registration deadline is November 13.? "State and federal disaster assistance serves as an additional resource for those people impacted by this tornado. Residents that have not applied for these programs need to do so while they are still available," said Greg Wilz, director of the N.D. Division of Homeland Security.
October 26, 2007
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Federal and state officials would like to remind Grand Forks county residents affected by the severe storms and tornado that struck the state on August 26 & 27 that they have only two weeks to register for state and federal disaster assistance. "There are only two weeks left to register with FEMA," said Connee Lloyd federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)."I would hate to see someone miss out on an opportunity to receive assistance because they did not register in time."
October 24, 2007
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- As recovery continues for Grand Forks county residents impacted by the August severe storms and tornado, questions about state and federal disaster assistance can arise.  The answers can be just a phone call away.
October 12, 2007
News Release
Bismarck, ND -- Grand Forks county residents impacted by the Aug. 26 and 27 severe storms, including the Northwood tornado, who have not yet registered for state and federal disaster assistance have just one month left to apply, disaster recovery officials said today.
October 11, 2007
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. --One important piece of rebuilding disaster-damaged homes and communities is hiring good, reliable contractors to do the work.  The City of Northwood, the State of North Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are urging consumers to use care and common sense when hiring repair contractors.
October 5, 2007
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- A North Dakota Disaster Legal Services Hotline has been established to help storm-impacted Grand Forks county residents get legal assistance with disaster-related legal issues, according to state and federal recovery officials. The hotline is available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-803-1719.  Callers can leave their name, contact info and a brief description of their legal issue.  The hotline will be checked daily by a legal representative and calls referred to volunteer attorneys throughout North Dakota.
October 5, 2007
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- More than $1.7 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been approved for Grand Forks county residents who were impacted by the Aug. 26 and 27 storms that spawned a deadly tornado in Northwood, disaster recovery officials have announced. State and federal disaster assistance comes in addition to the estimated $30 million of insured losses.
October 2, 2007
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center in Northwood that has been serving Grand Forks County residents impacted by the August 26-27 severe storms will be closing this Friday at 7 p.m., disaster recovery officials have announced. The center, which opened Sept. 15 at the Northwood Community Center, has been operating as a central location for many state and federal disaster recovery resources, providing an opportunity for those impacted by the disaster to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists.
October 1, 2007
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Individuals whose jobs were impacted by the severe storms and tornadoes Aug. 26 and 27 in Grand Forks County have just two weeks left to apply for disaster  unemployment assistance (DUA), say state and federal recovery officials. To apply for disaster unemployment assistance, call Job Service North Dakota 1-701-328-3352.  Deadline to apply is Oct. 15, 2007.  DUA claims filed after Oct. 15, 2007 will be considered untimely and benefits denied, unless the individual provides good cause for filing after that date.
September 17, 2007
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- State and federal disaster officials have beefed up recovery specialty teams in Northwood by opening a Disaster Recovery Center at the Northwood Community Center, 6 N. Raymond St., next to the Northwood City Hall.  

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