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 11, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) is now open in Bemidji to assist those affected by flooding in Beltrami 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). The DRC will remain open until further notice and is located at: Bemidji Lakeside Service Center505 Bemidji Avenue NorthBemidji, MN 56601
May 9, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- More than $1.6 million in financial assistance has been approved for residents of Beltrami, Clay, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Traverse and Wilkin counties who suffered damages from the Red River Valley flooding, which began in March. The following is a summary of ongoing disaster assistance as of close of business May 7:
May 8, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will open at noon Monday in Oslo and Crookston to assist those affected by flooding in Marshall and Polk counties. The centers are 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). The DRC locations are:
May 8, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The Red River of the North is down but the flood damages are starting to add up. More trouble could be in store for those folks who do not spend their flood-related disaster assistance payments wisely.  Those payments come with sound advice from state and federal emergency officials: be careful with that money.
May 8, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Officials with the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind families, individuals and businesses that suffered flood damages from March 16 and continuing, they have until June 9 to apply for disaster assistance.
May 8, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Community Relations specialists are on the ground and visiting people in three Minnesota counties that are now eligible for Individual Assistance (IA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said today. FEMA Community Relations personnel will visit residences, churches, community organizations and emergency managers in Beltrami, Marshall and Polk counties, providing answers to questions about disaster assistance. Clay, Norman, Traverse and Wilkin counties previously were declared eligible for IA.

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