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News: North Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding

December 23, 2009
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. — In the nine months since President Obama's March 24 federal disaster declaration, State and federal assistance to North Dakota for spring flooding response and recovery now totals more than $150 million in grants and loans, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today. Here is a recap of disaster aid as of December 22:
December 2, 2009
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- State and federal assistance to North Dakotans for spring flooding response and recovery now totals more than $132 million in grants and loans, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today. Here is a recap of disaster aid as of noon Tuesday, December 1:
October 19, 2009
News Release
Bismarck, N.D. -With its latest round of Public Assistance grants, FEMA has provided more than $32.5 million to North Dakota on behalf of state, local and tribal governments and private nonprofit organizations for disaster response and recovery costs. In addition, the state has provided $11 million to local communities as its portion of project cost shares.
August 20, 2009
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Frank Nauman has had a long day of traveling across miles and miles of paved, gravel and nearly impassable section-line roads scattered across the North Dakota countryside. He's in the field to check reports of bridges damaged in the spring and summer flooding.
August 14, 2009
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Federal aid to individuals, government agencies, businesses and private nonprofit organizations now totals $62.4 million in grants and loans, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reported today. Registration for individuals impacted by the disaster closed Aug. 10, but the FEMA helpline is still available to anyone having questions about disaster assistance. Registrants should also continue to inform FEMA about any changes in address or other contact information.
August 7, 2009
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Monday is the last day to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster aid. The registration period for homeowners, renters, nonprofit organizations and businesses of all sizes  ends at 11 p.m. Central Daylight Time (10 p.m. Mountain time). Aug. 10. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. (6 a.m. to 10 p.m. MDT). Online, register at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
July 23, 2009
News Release
Bismarck, N.D. -- Only two weeks remain for homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered damages from spring and summer severe weather and flooding to apply for disaster assistance. State and federal disaster officials are urging people in the 41 counties and three tribal reservations designated for federal and state assistance to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency before the registration deadline of Aug. 10.
July 17, 2009
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The hours of operation for the Disaster Recovery Center in Dickinson will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2009. Hours Monday through Saturday will remain 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. The center is located in the Prairie Hills Mall, 1681 3rd Ave. W., in Dickinson.
July 9, 2009
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Stark County residents who suffered damage during Wednesday night's severe storm can meet face-to-face with state and federal disaster recovery officials. A Disaster Recovery Center has been established by North Dakota Division of Emergency Services (NDDES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Prairie Hills Mall, 1681 Third Avenue West, Suite 43. The center will open at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 10. Normal hours will be 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. MDT daily until further notice, except on Sunday when it will close at 5 p.m.
July 1, 2009
News Release
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Damages incurred from the recent severe storms and flooding may be eligible for individual assistance, according to state and federal disaster officials. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer Justo "Tito" Hernandez said that "damages from these recent storms may be eligible for assistance, just like flood damage from earlier this spring." FEMA can provide assistance for uninsured damages that keep residents from living safely in their home.