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2000-07-12 04:00 - News Release

Bismarck, ND -- Disaster recovery teams will visit ten communities over the next three weeks to provide information to individuals who have been affected by the severe storms, flooding and ground saturation beginning April 5. The teams will be located at:

2000-07-08 04:00 - News Release

Bismarck, ND -- Flood-affected individuals who have applied for disaster assistance by calling the FEMA toll-free number at 1-800-462-9029 can expect to be contacted, then visited, by a damage inspector who will verify losses, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Steve Emory. "The inspections help us establish the nature of the damages experienced by a disaster victim, which in turn allows us to make an eligibility determination and then quickly provide the assistance that is most appropriate to the individual's needs," Emory said.

2000-07-07 04:00 - News Release

Bismarck, ND -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), North Dakota Division of Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration are opening Disaster Recovery Centers in Fargo and Grand Forks on July 10. Representatives of federal, state and voluntary agencies will staff the centers, providing information and answering questions about the assistance available to residents of the 18 counties and two Indian Reservations designated disaster areas following the severe storms, flooding and ground saturation beginning June 12.

2000-07-06 04:00 - News Release

Bismarck, ND -- Residents and business owners in disaster-declared counties are being encouraged by federal and state officials to apply for assistance as soon as possible and not to prejudge their eligibility for the variety of disaster programs and services offered under the June 27 presidential declaration. "Everyone affected by the disaster should register," said Steven Emory, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "I advise residents in the declared counties to not rule themselves out as being eligible for assistance.

2000-07-03 04:00 - News Release

Bismarck, ND -- Qualified residents in counties and on reservations declared eligible for state and federal disaster aid after the severe storms, flooding, and ground saturation continuing from June 12 are receiving recovery checks. More than $285,000 in Disaster Housing Assistance has been approved, less than one week after the disaster declaration.

2000-06-27 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for North Dakota to help families and communities recover from recent storms and flooding in the central and eastern parts of the state.