News, Media & Events: North Dakota


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New flood maps have been developed for Emmons County and the City of Linton. If residents or businesses feel there is an error in the map, they have a 90-day period to provide scientific or engineering data.

FEMA is seeking public feedback from partners, stakeholders, and the general public on the Achieving Equitable Recovery: A Post Disaster Guide for Local Officials (“Equity Guide”), developed by the Community Assistance Branch, Interagency Coordination Division, Recovery Directorate.

Preparedness Tips

Floods happen in North Dakota not only during spring runoff but can occur year-round. Summer thunderstorms producing heavy rain can result in localized flooding that affect a smaller area. A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions and homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Remember it does not take a lot of water to cause a lot of damage. Learn more about protecting your home or business with flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

FEMA has approved another $16.8 million in Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in North Dakota. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 1, 2020. FEMA has approved more than $151 million in Public Assistance funding for the North Dakota COVID-19 response to date.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | February 9, 2023
Today, FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of North Dakota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm and straight-line winds from Nov. 9-11, 2022.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | February 7, 2023
The Field Leadership Directorate, within the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA, is searching for experienced disaster management leaders for the launch of a new National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) focused on Homeland Security Incidents. This team will be tasked with responding to incidents that fall outside of the authorities of the Stafford Act but require a coordinated federal or DHS response.
illustration of page of paper Fact Sheets | January 10, 2023