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October 18, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, ND - State and federal officials advise residents that time is short to close up damaged homes or make final seasonal repairs before winter arrives.
October 14, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Residents of Ward County can help determine the direction of their community's flood recovery at a Community Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 18, between 5 and 8 p.m. in Burlington. Meeting attendees will be able to help prioritize recovery projects identified during previous open houses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tabulated input from residents indicating the long-term projects most important to the area's future. 
October 6, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- More affordable housing and further shopping options, downtown redevelopment and additional green spaces, a revitalized zoo and better communications with Canada on water issues, were among the hundreds of ideas that emerged from three community open houses held Sept. 19-24 in Minot and Burlington.
September 30, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – More than $349.3 million in federal and state disaster assistance has now been obligated to North Dakotans for this year’s spring flooding. The Burleigh Morton Disaster Recovery Center in Mandan permanently closed this week (Sept. 30), but the DRC in Minot remains open.
September 28, 2011
News Release
Bismarck, N.D. - Additional extensions have been granted for filing proofs of loss for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in areas of North Dakota. FEMA granted an extension of the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) 60-day deadline for sending a signed and sworn proof of loss to the insurer. This additional extension applies to all claims for NFIP-insured buildings and contents in four counties: Renville, Ward, McHenry and Bottineau. NFIP policyholders in these four Souris Valley counties now have until Friday, Oct.28, 2011.
September 27, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – The Burleigh/Morton Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the Mandan City Hall will permanently close at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30. But FEMA isn’t going away. Residents who need disaster related assistance can continue to contact FEMA by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585 or 711-relay) between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. CDT daily or going online at www.fema.gov or www.disasterassistance.gov, or by smart phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.
September 24, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. - More than $339 million in federal and state disaster assistance has now been obligated to North Dakotans for this year's spring flooding. The deadline to apply for two types of assistance for individuals and businesses has been extended to Nov. 21.
September 21, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – The deadline for North Dakota residents with flood-related damage to register for disaster assistance has been extended by 60 days. The new deadline is Monday, Nov. 21. “The flooding in North Dakota was ongoing for nearly six months,” said Deanne Criswell, Federal Coordinating Officer for FEMA. “Only now are some individuals learning the true extent of their flood damages. We want everyone to have the opportunity to register for disaster assistance.” The 60-day extension applies to the following types of assistance: 
September 20, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakotans with flood-related damage to their home, vehicle, personal property or business have just a few days remaining – until Thursday, Sept. 22 – to register for three types of disaster assistance. The programs include:
September 19, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – Residents of Ward County including all communities in the Souris River Basin can help plan the area’s long-term recovery at a Community Open House on Saturday, Sept. 24, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Jim Hill Middle School, 1000 6th Street SW, Minot.

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