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August 14, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- To date, nearly $12 million in Public Assistance (PA) grants has been approved for 28 Minnesota counties affected by spring floods. Additional grant applications are being processed.
July 23, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- As Minnesota rebuilds after spring floods, more than $5,367,000 is being processed for payment to eligible applicants in 28 counties to reimburse the costs of Public Assistance (PA) projects.
May 26, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- One-fourth of all businesses that close because of a disaster never reopen, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. But businesses that have a disaster preparedness plan - and implement it - typically have less damage, loss and downtime than those that do not.
May 25, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Minnesota residents and business owners who live in the seven counties designated in the April presidential disaster declaration have only two weeks left to apply for federal disaster assistance. Tuesday, June 9 is the last day to apply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Individual Assistance. The designated counties are: Beltrami, Clay, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Traverse and Wilkin.
May 23, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Federal disaster officials know one thing for certain...they cannot stop disasters, but they can show residents cost-effective ways to reduce future disaster damages. Teams of hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) visit home-improvement stores in Polk County next week to offer tips and answer questions residents may have about protecting their homes.
May 22, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Moorhead will be closed on Sunday and Memorial Day, and will reopen next week for its last few days of business. "Nearly 900 residents have visited our Moorhead DRC during the past five weeks, and we encourage anyone who needs assistance to visit the center during its last days," said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael H. Smith. "We also remind residents that they can still apply for assistance or inquire about their applications online or by calling FEMA's toll-free number."
May 22, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Following a one-week hiatus, a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be re-established in Oslo after the Memorial Day weekend. The DRC, which is operated jointly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will open at the Oslo Senior Center on Tuesday, May 26, and remain open through Wednesday, June 3.
May 22, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Federal assistance continues to flow for Minnesotans affected by the Red River Valley flooding, and now exceeds $4.5 million. To date, $4,526,376 in federal assistance has been approved for residents and businesses in the seven counties designated for Individual Assistance (IA) - Beltrami, Clay, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Traverse and Wilkin. The deadline to apply for federal assistance is June 9, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 21, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Time is almost up for state agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in some designated Minnesota counties to apply for federal funds to help offset eligible expenses related to recent flooding. Applicants must submit Requests for Public Assistance (RPA) to the state within 30 days of the date the area was designated part of the federal major disaster declaration.
May 20, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The landscape in northern Minnesota is quickly returning to normal, thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Paul District. Local contractors, under the Corps' direction, have worked steadily over the past couple of weeks to remove temporary flood protection measures - in the form of sandbags and clay dikes - from public property along the Red River. In fact, contract workers have completed most of the job ahead of schedule, according to Corps' officials.

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