Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1830)

Incident period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 9, 2009

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April 23, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Public Assistance (PA) applicant briefings for city and county officials, state agencies and certain private non-profit organizations in the 27 Minnesota counties are under way, according to federal and state officials. These briefings explain the application process that community and state officials will follow to receive disaster assistance for emergency and permanent repair work to infrastructure.
April 22, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to eligible workers and self-employed residents of Clay, Norman, Traverse and Wilkin counties, according to state and federal officials. DUA is for individuals and business owners who were unemployed after March 22, 2009 as a result of the flood. The deadline for applying for assistance is Friday, May 15, 2009.
April 22, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Twelve Minnesota counties and a tribal reservation were designated eligible for federal Public Assistance (PA) on Wednesday. That brings the total number of counties to 27 according to officials from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
April 21, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Buying flood insurance can provide protection and peace of mind, but it can be confusing. Flooding, after all, is one of the most common natural hazards in the United States. To make things easier, state and federal officials want to ensure that all Minnesota residents are aware of correct facts about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Below are two common myths about flood insurance.
April 20, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- If you need information to apply for disaster assistance and you communicate best in a language other than English, you can call FEMA's toll-free number and talk with someone who literally speaks your language. "We're making every effort to reach everyone who has suffered damages as a result of the recent flooding, no matter what language they speak," 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 20, 2009
News Release
 April 15 Red River Valley Flood Update (1:52) (885 KB) Hi I'm Ernie Martz with FEMA, this is a Red River Valley disaster update for April 20, 2009. A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will open in Hendrum, Minnesota on April 22.

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