Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1921)

Incident period: June 17, 2010 to June 26, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 2, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 3, 2010
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.  -- Four months after President Obama issued a Presidential disaster declaration, officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have completed their work in Houston County. Since a mid-June storm and tornado caused damage in Houston County, federal officials have been working in partnership with officials from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to help communities rebuild.
November 3, 2010
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.  -- Four months after President Obama issued a Presidential disaster declaration, officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are wrapping up their work in Otter Tail County. Since a mid-June storm and tornado caused damage in Otter Tail County, federal officials have been working in partnership with officials from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to help communities rebuild.
August 11, 2010
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- On August 5, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota signed the first tribal agreement in a six-state region, including Minnesota, which allows a federally recognized tribe to be considered a Grantee for federal disaster assistance. FEMA officials signed the formal agreement with the tribal Board of Trustees, located in Yellow Medicine County, clearing the way for nation-to-nation federal disaster assistance in incidents that are beyond the capabilities of the tribe.  
August 4, 2010
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.  -- It’s been more than a month since tornadoes sent debris flying through parts of northwestern and southern Minnesota, however, family emergency preparedness remains the number one topic on the minds of Minnesotans, especially among those who survived the twisters last June in Otter Tail, Wadena, Freeborn and Steele counties. That’s where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) answered questions and offered important safety tips recently as part of its community outreach displays at area home supply stores and local fairs.
August 4, 2010
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- For 72 years, the Ramsey Park Swayback Bridge in Redwood Falls, Minnesota has withstood the test of time, and that of Mother Nature, with its concrete and granite stone solidly in place in the aftermath of severe weather and flooding last spring. Built in 1938 under President Roosevelt's New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA), the bridge stood solid as above normal temperatures caused rapid melt of the winter snowpack, flooding Redwood County and sending large slabs of ice and tree debris rushing down the Redwood River toward the bridge.
July 30, 2010
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.  – State disaster officials will hold applicant briefings to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in six Minnesota counties apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred on June 17-26.

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