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The State of North Dakota and FEMA Encourage Flood Preparedness

Release date: 
February 18, 2010
Release Number: 
R8-10-002

DENVER - Officials will hold town hall meetings in five North Dakota communities February 20-March 3 to help citizens learn more about the 2010 flood outlook, flood insurance, and flood preparation.  The meetings are open to the public and will provide citizens the opportunity to hear presentations about what they can be doing now to prepare for potential flooding and to ask questions about flood insurance and preparedness. The town hall schedule is as follows:

Saturday, February 20

Fargo
Fargo Civic Center
207 4th Street
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 1

Valley City
High Liner Activity Center
460 Center Ave. N
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 2

Devils Lake
City Hall, Commissioners Room
423 6th St. NE
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cavalier
Law Enforcement Center
Building 7
Emergency Operations Center
308 Court House Drive
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 3

Minot
City Administration Building
Room 201
420 3rd Ave. NE
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

These town hall meetings are part of a series of outreach and education efforts the North Dakota Department of emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are conducting to help residents prepare for potential spring flooding in 2010.

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services provides 24/7 emergency communications and resource coordination with more than 50 lead and support agencies, private enterprise, and voluntary organizations to assist local jurisdictions in disaster and emergency response activities. It administers federal disaster recovery programs and the Homeland Security Grant Program.

FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

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July 19, 2012 - 23:02
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