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August 10, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials advise North Dakota residents who have disaster-related damage to be careful when hiring unknown contractors to clean up and repair...
August 6, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Additional assistance may be available to reimburse individuals for high electricity bills as a result of running residential sump and water pumps this spring and summer. The North...
August 6, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Disaster assistance has reached $1,251,903 for survivors of the early June tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that the Pine Ridge Reservation suffered. Disaster Assistance...
August 2, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The deadline to register for disaster assistance has been extended to Sept. 7 for individuals and business owners in 42 North Dakota counties and four reservations who suffered...
August 2, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation who suffered losses because of the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding of June 4 and 5 have only one week to register for federal and...
August 2, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a toll-free number that residents of 42 North Dakota counties and four Indian reservations can call to receive information about...
July 30, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Wal-Mart Corporation has donated the use of five tractor-trailers to store donations coming into the Pine Ridge Reservation for survivors of the June 4 and 5 storms and...
July 30, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) praised Oglala Sioux tribal officials for providing an estimated 36,000 meals to victims of the tornadoes, severe...
July 29, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Six weeks after President Clinton declared Shannon County and the Pine Ridge Reservation a federal disaster area, more than one million dollars has been issued to residents...
July 27, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- More than three quarters of North Dakota's counties have experienced some form of a natural disaster this year. In fact, the state has experienced a pattern of abnormally wet...
July 26, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The following is a disaster recovery update of the assistance being provided to North Dakota residents in the 42 declared counties and four Indian Reservations. To date, more than 6...
July 26, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal funds were made available today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Montana battle an outbreak of uncontrolled wildfires located in Musselshell...
July 23, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Disaster assistance has reached close to one million dollars for disaster victims of the early June storms, flooding and tornadoes that hit the Pine Ridge Reservation. Total...
July 20, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are urging recipients of Disaster Housing checks to be sure that the checks are used as intended. "If an applicant...
July 20, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Throughout North Dakota, residents have been forced to deal with years of abnormally high levels of rainfall. The ground has become so saturated, that water has formed thousands of...
July 20, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with state disaster recovery officials, praised the ongoing efforts of those who responded to the immediate needs of disaster...
July 19, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Disaster assistance, totaling more than $888,079, continues to flow to disaster victims of the June 4-5 tornadoes. The assistance is in the form of disaster housing and SBA...
July 19, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have provided disaster...
July 15, 1999
Important Phone Numbers FEMA Helpline - 800-525-0321 (TTY: 800-660-8005) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. SBA Information - 800-366-6303 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday...
July 14, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- As of July 14, disaster assistance for El Paso County totals almost $1.2 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. More aid is available, but today, July...

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