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
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 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 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. -- 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 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.
May 18, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open in Grygla on Wednesday to assist those affected by flooding in eastern Marshall County. The center 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). Location and hours for the MDRC are: Grygla Community Center127 N. MainGrygla, MN 56727

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