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

April 30, 2009
News Release
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.
April 29, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Minnesota senior citizens who apply for or receive state or federal disaster assistance will not lose Social Security benefits, pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs. "A state or federal disaster assistance recovery grant does not add to a senior's taxable income," said FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer for Minnesota, Michael H. Smith. "We want seniors to know they will keep all of their Social Security benefits and they will not have to pay back any disaster related grants they receive from FEMA."
April 29, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in Breckenridge will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. SBA representatives from the Breckenridge location will relocate to the FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) that will open in Ada at noon on Friday, May 1.
April 29, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Five voluntary and faith-based organizations have received more than 100,000 bottles of drinking water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), federal and state disaster officials announced today. "This is water that we had pre-positioned at an Incident Staging Base (ISB) in Dilworth, Minn.," said FEMA's Michael H. Smith, federal coordinating officer (FCO). As FCO, Smith directs the federal portion of the disaster response and recovery efforts in Minnesota.
April 28, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A Public Assistance (PA) applicant briefing for city and county officials, state agencies and certain private non-profit organizations in Clay County has been set for Thursday, according to federal and state officials. This follows a series of briefings explaining the application process that community and state officials will follow to receive disaster assistance for emergency and permanent repair work to infrastructure in the wake of recent flooding. State Hazard Mitigation representatives also will provide information during the briefing.
April 28, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Cook County was designated eligible for federal Public Assistance (PA) today. That brings the total number of counties to 28 and one reservation according to officials from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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