Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 8, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. -- As North Dakota residents continue cleanup and recovery efforts following the spring floods, the two remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are on the move to new locations. The Bismarck DRC will shut its existing location at close of business on Saturday, Sept. 10, and reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at a new location in the Mandan City Hall, 205 Second Avenue NW, Mandan ND 58554.
September 7, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota residents and businesses in Barnes, Benson, Burleigh, McHenry, Morton, Ramsey, Renville, Richland and Ward counties, and the Spirit Lake Nation are encouraged to complete and return their SBA application. For individuals and businesses, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans are the primary source of money to pay for repair or replacement costs not fully covered by insurance. Those who have insurance do not have to wait for a settlement to apply.
September 6, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Homeowners can get information on how to make repairs to flood-damaged homes at a free Flood Repair Workshop on Sept. 10, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Law Enforcement Center, 205 6th St. SE, Jamestown. Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will provide information on how to clean up mold and mildew and to protect homes from future flood damage. A representative from the National Flood Insurance Program will talk about flood insurance protection.
September 2, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. – More than $302.7 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 three types of assistance for individuals and businesses is Sept. 22.
August 31, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — As the end of summer approaches, homeowners should ensure that their home-heating systems are in good working order, especially ones damaged by the spring floods. Federal disaster assistance may cover furnace repairs that are related to severe storms and flooding that occurred from Feb. 14 through July 20. It also may be available for cleaning and testing the flood-damaged furnace, or for replacement if the furnace is destroyed.
August 30, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. – Homeowners can get information on how to make repairs and rebuild flooded homes to better withstand future disasters at a free Flood Rebuilding Workshop on Sept. 1, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension, 1905 3rd St., Bismarck.
August 29, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3, through Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day Weekend. They will reopen, Tuesday, Sept. 6. DRCs affected include: Bismarck Bank of North Dakota1200 Memorial Highway MinotWard County Courthouse315 Third St., SE Regular hours of operation for the DRCs are: Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and closed on Sundays.
August 27, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D.—A State-FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will re-open in Valley City Tuesday, Aug. 30, and remain open through Friday, Sept. 2. The Valley City DRC will be located at the Barnes County Courthouse, 230 Fourth St. NW. Hours of operation will be Tues. – Fri., 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. DRCs are open to provide disaster assistance to North Dakota residents who have been affected by the spring flooding. They are open for residents who like to speak one-on-one to recovery representatives. However, it’s not necessary to visit a center to receive disaster assistance.
August 26, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal and state disaster assistance for this year’s flooding in North Dakota totals more than $289 million.
August 24, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — Farmers and ranchers in North Dakota may be helped by disaster assistance programs available to people affected by the recent flooding in Barnes, Benson, Burleigh, McHenry, Morton, Ramsey, Renville, Richland, and Ward Counties. This federal assistance is offered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and should not be confused with assistance programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.