North Dakota Flooding (DR-1981)

Incident period: February 14, 2011 to July 20, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 10, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 8, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. - Disaster recovery officials announced today that President Obama has approved Governor Jack Dalrymple's request for the federal government to reimburse 90 percent of the eligible costs to repair or restore infrastructure damaged by spring floods in North Dakota. The change comes at the discretion of the president after disaster damages have exceeded a per capita threshold in the state.
August 5, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal and state disaster assistance for this year’s flooding in North Dakota has surpassed $175 million. Individuals and businesses in Barnes, Benson, Burleigh, McHenry, Morton, Ramsey, Renville, Richland, and Ward counties and the Spirit Lake Nation may apply for disaster assistance. The deadline is Aug. 23.
August 4, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal disaster assistance is now available to residents and businesses in Benson County for damage caused by this year’s flooding. Federal aid will also be available emergency response measures and for repair or replacement of damaged public infrastructure in Sioux County and the portion of Standing Rock Reservation within North Dakota.
August 4, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – Experts in hazard mitigation building techniques will be available at the Capital A’Fair to talk with North Dakotans about making repairs to current damage and ways to protect homes from future disaster damage. Held on the green space surrounding the Capitol, the event will be Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 3, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – The Minot Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operating in the City Auditorium will move Saturday to the Ward County Courthouse. The DRC ceases to operate at the auditorium location at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 and re-opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Courthouse located at 315 3rd Street SE. Hours of operation remain 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays.
August 2, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota residents whose septic systems were damaged as a result of spring flooding may be eligible for federal assistance to restore them. Homeowners who have to move out of their homes because of septic system failure may receive septic repair or replacement assistance, and also may be eligible for rental assistance while the home is made livable. Flood insurance does not cover septic systems.

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