Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1830)
Incident period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 9, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 22, 2009
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
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 21, 2009
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
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.
May 20, 2009
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Minnesota residents in Beltrami, Clay, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Traverse and Wilkin counties who had damage from recent floods need to apply for federal disaster assistance by Tuesday, June 9. There are two easy ways to apply. Residents can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free or apply online.
May 18, 2009
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are visiting Minnesota stores, answering questions residents may have about protecting their homes from future disaster damage. The FEMA representatives explain flood- and wind-resistant building techniques, and offer advice on topics such as home elevation, safe rooms, wind straps, flood insurance and other measures to make homes stronger and safer. They also offer publications on similar topics. The Norman County schedule for May 20-23 includes the following:
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- Minnesota, FEMA-1830-DR (PDF 22KB)