North Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1829)

Incident period: March 13, 2009 to August 10, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 24, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 25, 2009
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and numerous federal and state partners are continuing to join forces to support North Dakota communities facing severe flood threats. On Tuesday, President Obama declared a major disaster declaration for North Dakota. The President's action made federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to help in flood fighting efforts.
March 24, 2009
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for North Dakota. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for emergency measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health. (Source: FEMA funded, state administered.) Direct Federal Assistance:
March 24, 2009
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State of North Dakota to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 13, 2009, and continuing.

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