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

June 30, 2011
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal disaster assistance for North Dakota families and individuals affected by the floods has reached $1.7 million dollars. Since the June 24 declaration for the Individual Assistance program, more than 5,000 residents have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and a steady stream of grant and loan checks go out daily.
June 30, 2011
News Release
Bismarck, N.D. – The first check many North Dakotans affected by flooding will receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be for one month’s rental assistance. Many recipients will be able to qualify for additional rental assistance, but only if they are able to show proper use of the first month’s payment by providing a verifiable receipt.
June 29, 2011
News Release
Bismarck, N.D. – Federal disaster assistance is now available to residents and businesses in McHenry, Morton and Renville counties for damages caused by flooding that began Feb. 14 and continues. Such aid was already approved for Burleigh and Ward counties.
June 27, 2011
News Release
Bismarck, ND – Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have started meeting with disaster applicants in Burleigh and Ward counties whose primary homes were damaged or destroyed by the record 2011 flooding. Inspectors are private contractors who wear official FEMA identification badges. Authorized inspectors will only confirm personal detailed information that has been provided previously during the registration process. They will usually not approach an applicant without prior telephone contact.
June 26, 2011
News Release
Bismarck, N.D. -- North Dakota residents who have been affected by the flooding that began April 7 can now visit the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) if they have questions about recovery programs. The DRCs located in Minot and Bismarck have recovery program representatives available to help answer questions about assistance.
June 26, 2011
News Release
Bismarck, N.D. – Community relations teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are reaching out to individuals in Ward and Burleigh counties affected by severe flooding. These teams are visiting with displaced individuals and families in shelters and hotels to inform them of the registration process and identify any unmet needs. They are also distributing registration flyers.

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