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 7, 2009
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Federal assistance has been extended to individuals and businesses of Beltrami, Marshall and Polk counties who sustained damage during severe storm and flooding, state and federal officials announced today.
May 6, 2009
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- If you received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying that you are ineligible for disaster assistance, don't give up. "A negative determination letter does not necessarily mean that an applicant is not eligible for assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael H. Smith. "It may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to make a positive determination." Smith directs the federal portion of the disaster response and recovery efforts in Minnesota.
May 4, 2009
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Public Assistance (PA) applicant briefings for township, city and county officials, state agencies and certain private non-profit organizations in three Minnesota counties are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, according to state and federal officials. These briefings explain the application process that local community and state officials will follow to receive disaster assistance for emergency and permanent repair work to infrastructure. State Hazard Mitigation representatives also will provide information during the briefing.
May 4, 2009
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- When disasters such as the recent Red River Valley flooding occur, it is critical that families respond quickly and responsibly - especially if evacuation is necessary. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) say families can be ready for any disaster by taking three simple steps:
May 1, 2009
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- More than $1.4 million in financial assistance has been approved for residents of Clay, Norman, 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 on Thursday, April 30:
April 30, 2009
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- If your home was affected in the recent flooding it could be harboring mold. Mold can be a major problem after flooding and proper cleanup is critical to ensure that it does not affect you or your family's health, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Carefully clean and completely dry any areas of the home that have gotten wet from floodwaters. This will help prevent structural damage and adverse health effects from mold. Some areas may need weeks or even months to dry out completely.
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- Minnesota, FEMA-1830-DR (PDF 22KB)