North Dakota Severe Storms and a Tornado (DR-1726)

Incident period: August 26, 2007 to August 27, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 7, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 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.  
September 17, 2007
News Release
Bismarck, N.D. -- Federal disaster help for North Dakotans impacted by the recent severe weather in Grand Forks County, including the City of Northwood, already is underway, state and federal recovery officials said Friday. The new state and federal assistance for homeowners, renters, business owners and workers in Grand Forks County became available Thursday night when President Bush authorized the extra help for storm-related losses August 26 and 27 after severe weather, including an EF-4 tornado hit parts of the county and heavily impacted Northwood.
September 7, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for North Dakota to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and a tornado during the period of August 26 -27, 2007.

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