Release Date: May 5, 2009
Release Number: 1829-052
BISMARCK, N.D . --The federal government’s presence supporting North Dakotans remains strong, as individuals, households, community organizations and public agencies continue to be reached with a variety of programs helping them recover from the severe storms and flooding in mid-March.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has more than 400 recovery personnel deployed to the state, with another 50 from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). North Dakotans may have noticed some of the early responders shifting personnel in some areas since the flood danger has passed in some communities, but all agencies remain watchful as rivers continue at high levels.
Since the disaster was declared, more than $10.6 million has been approved in North Dakota loans or grants to individuals and to state, local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations suffering damage in the disaster. Here’s a recap as of close of business May 3, by the numbers:
In addition to the $10.6 million described above, FEMA has obligated $19.2 million in 118 Mission Assignments to other federal agencies, including funding for USACE to remove temporary flood protection measures such as temporary levees, sandbags and flood protection products such as Hesco Bastions placed during the response.
There are seven federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers currently operating in North Dakota to help people find out about their registration status, get recovery or mitigation program information, or get help filling out the SBA packets. Locations are:
Minot Municipal Auditorium
420 3rd Ave. SW, Rm 201
Minot, ND 58701
Mayville State University (Campus Center)
330 3rd St. NE
Mayville, ND 58257
2400 8th Ave. SW, Suite B
Jamestown, ND 58401
Barnes County Courthouse
230 4th St. NW
Valley City, ND 58072
Cass County Courthouse Annex
1010 2nd Ave. South
Fargo, ND 58103
Fair Grounds Expo Center
612 Prospect St.
Lisbon, ND 58054
LaMoure Civic Center
33 Center Ave. East
LaMoure, ND 58458
Residents who plan to stop by the DRC are urged to register for assistance before their visit. Residents can register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Online, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov . Registration is available daily from 6 a.m. - midnight CDT and 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. MDT until further notice. The call is free.
For more information on North Dakota disaster recovery operations, visit http://www.fema.gov/midwestfloods.
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.
Last Modified: Tuesday, 05-May-2009 02:28:24