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 20, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Residents of Minnesota affected by Red River flooding are urged to report potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts. Those who suspect anyone - a contractor, an inspector or someone claiming to have suffered flood-related damages - of committing fraudulent activities should call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721. If in doubt, do not give out information, and report people claiming to be government workers to local authorities. To safeguard against disaster-related fraud, officials recommend the following precautions:
April 17, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. - The losses that come with disasters are usually measured in dollars. But the losses that matter most are the cherished items closest to individuals and families. What do you do about those invaluable possessions that have been damaged in a flood? Restoration experts say family valuables and heirlooms can sometimes be saved after damage by floodwaters. With a little patience, prompt action and some professional tips, treasured photographs, letters and other priceless objects may be salvaged.
April 16, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Community Relations (CR) specialists are on the ground and visiting people in Clay, Norman, Traverse and Wilkins counties, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said today. FEMA CR personnel will visit residences, churches, community organizations and emergency managers, providing answers to questions about disaster assistance. "We are ensuring that all affected citizens and businesses have access to FEMA information and know how to register for assistance," said Michael H. Smith, federal coordinating officer for operations in Minnesota.
April 15, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Eight more Minnesota counties were designated for Public Assistance (PA) today, bringing the total number of designated counties for PA to 15, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM). The newly designated counties are Grant, Lake, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Pennington, Red Lake, Roseau and Wadena.
April 15, 2009
News Release
 April 15 Red River Valley Flood Update (1:50) (630 KB) Hi I'm Steve Crider with FEMA, this is a Red River Valley disaster update. Disaster Recovery Centers will open at noon, Wednesday, April 15 in Moorhead and Breckenridge. These centers will assist residents of Red River Valley counties designated for individual assistance.
April 14, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open at noon, Wednesday, April 15 in Moorhead and Breckenridge to assist those affected by Red River flooding in Clay, Norman, Traverse and Wilkin 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). DRC locations are:

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