Minnesota Disaster Six Week Recovery News Summary

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Release date: 
July 26, 2002
Release Number: 
1419-45

Moorhead, MN -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Minnesota residents in 19 counties following flooding in June. Below is an update of activities to date:

In the six weeks since President Bush issued a major disaster declaration, FEMA has approved a total of $4,462,316 in Disaster Housing grants, which include temporary rental assistance for those whose homes have been severely damaged and funds to make essential repairs. At close of business on Thursday, 3,917 Minnesota residents affected by the flooding had applied for assistance. Below is a county-by-county breakdown of applicants and approved monies:

County Applications Approved Disaster
Housing Grants
Roseau 1,640 $2,319,691
Becker 64 $ 50,632
Beltrami 29 $13,761
Clay 52 $61,946
Clearwater 87 $82,305
Itasca 54 $39,285
Kittson 29 $24,259
Koochiching 218 $106,496
Lake of the Woods 218 $158,696
Mahnomen 370 $456,220
Marshall 40 $11,031
McLeod 112 $94,417
Norman 286 $292,020
Pennington 10 $9,165
Polk 70 $42,446
Red Lake 54 $43,093
Wright 560 $656,852

The seventeen Minnesota counties listed above are eligible for both individual and public assistance. Goodhue and Hubbard Counties are eligible for public assistance only. Public assistance allows local governments to apply for federal assistance to fund 75 percent of the approved costs for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and repairing, restoring or replacing damaged public facilities.

In addition, $724,141 has been approved ...

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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