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
July 13, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal disaster assistance is now available to residents and businesses in Barnes, Ramsey and Richland counties and Spirit Lake Nation for damages caused by flooding that began Feb. 14 and continues. Such aid was already approved for Burleigh, Ward, McHenry, Morton and Renville counties.
July 11, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota residents whose mobile homes have been flooded will need to provide proof that their mobile home insurance has no flood coverage before they can receive disaster housing assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Unlike regular homeowner policies which do not cover flood, some mobile home policies do include flood coverage.
July 10, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. – When a disaster creates legal issues for a survivor, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division may be able to provide free legal assistance. Survivors in Burleigh, McHenry, Morton, Renville, and Ward counties are now eligible for this assistance. Free legal services are available to individuals who are unable to secure adequate legal services, whether the lack of resources existed before or as a result of the disaster.
July 9, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Emergency management officials in North Dakota are urging residents with basements flooded by the recent storms to use caution when pumping them out. Removing all of the water at once may cause serious structural damage to the house. Draining the water too fast could cause the collapse of the cellar walls, floors, and foundation. The water must be drained slowly to equalize pressure on both sides of the wall, federal and state disaster response coordinators from the state of North Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated.
July 9, 2011
Bismarck, N.D. – The state of North Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have opened an interactive website where individuals can go online to view structures impacted by the Souris River flood. Individuals can now go online, type in an address and the State of North Dakota website will zoom onto that particular structure showing the flood’s impact on June 25, when the Souris River was near its peak.
July 8, 2011
BISMARCK, N.D. – Residents of the Burlington area have until Saturday evening to visit the disaster recovery center set up there this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. The Burlington center will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Another recovery center will open Monday at Kenmare High School, 300 Seventh Ave. NE, in northwest Ward County, and will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through July 16. The centers change locations to provide easier access for residents of the areas that suffered damage in this year’s flooding.
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