Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding (EM-3304)

Incident period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009
Emergency Declaration declared on March 26, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 10, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Residents of Clay, Norman, Traverse and Wilkin counties who sustained damage during the recent severe storms and flooding are urged to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov.
April 8, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- State and federal disaster officials urge Minnesota residents along the swollen Red River to remain vigilant as it prepares for a second crest within the next week. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials encourage residents to continue monitoring weather reports and remain cautious. In addition, residents should:
April 7, 2009
News Release
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Emergency management officials in North Dakota and Minnesota 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.
April 2, 2009
News Release
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Individuals affected by the flooding that began on March 16, 2009, are urged to begin cleaning up their homes and personal property as soon as possible. Officials from Minnesota’s Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emphasize that it is not necessary to wait for an inspection before beginning this process.
April 1, 2009
News Release
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to coordinate the operational activities of numerous federal agencies in response to flooding in Minnesota. FEMA and its federal partners are working closely with tribal, state and local governments to support those areas still fighting the floods along the Red River. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
March 28, 2009
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Nancy Ward today announced that she is in Minnesota to personally visit communities impacted by high flood levels.

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