Bismarck, N.D. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has posted three new short videos on its YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/fema) about North Dakota's efforts in responding to and recovering from flooding disasters throughout the state. FEMA's web videos are meant to capture the voice and perspective of a community involved in a disaster. These stories educate and inform others throughout the country on disaster preparedness, response and recovery as well as highlight the tribal, federal, state and local partners.
Bismarck, N.D. –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now obligated the first $843,000 in funds for preparations made to combat flooding in North Dakota. The funds will be awarded for levee construction, sandbagging and other flood fighting measures undertaken in the city of Fargo. The $843,000 is 75 percent of the total cost for the measures; the state will fund 10 percent and the local government is responsible for the remaining 15 percent.
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's emergency disaster declaration issued for North Dakota. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for emergency measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health. (Source: FEMA funded, state administered.) How to Apply for Assistance:
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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