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July 28, 2014
Letter: State rep provides disaster relief update
By District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake Recently I was briefed on the status of southwestern Minnesota disaster relief and thought I’d share what I learned with you. As a result of last month’s flooding, President Obama declared a major disaster in eight Minnesota...
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July 28, 2014 - 5:22pm
July 2, 2014
LUVERNE — While Tuesday’s visit by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials was solely to collect damage estimates from governmental agencies such as counties, cities, townships and cooperatives, the region’s farmers continue to count their losses. In Nobles County,...
July 2, 2014 - 8:52pm
July 1, 2014
Minnesota federal flood aid likely, but homeowners in question
ST. PAUL — Local governments across Minnesota and state agencies should receive federal aid to recover from widespread flooding last month, but it is not so clear where homeowners stand. Commissioner Mary Tingerthal of the Minnesota Housing Finance Authority said Tuesday that...
July 1, 2014 - 9:02pm
FEMA begins to tally flooding damage
LUVERNE — Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Minnesota’s office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management were in Rock, Nobles and Jackson counties on Tuesday to conduct preliminary damage assessments for a region of the state damaged by flood waters...
July 1, 2014 - 8:56pm
June 18, 2014
Branstad surveys NW Iowa flood damage
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mark Schouten visited Rock Rapids Wednesday to survey the damage from Monday’s devastating storm that hit northwest Iowa. Branstad had issued a proclamation of disaster emergency...
June 18, 2014 - 8:57pm
June 25, 2013
FEMA backs away from reimbursements
WORTHINGTON -- Even though they were told differently, cities in southwest Minnesota may not be reimbursed for regular work hours related to April's ice storm. It's a change that would cost cities thousands of dollars. "We had been at the applicant briefings, as well in Jackson...
June 25, 2013 - 10:15pm
May 23, 2013
AmeriCorps members to assist FEMA locally
WORTHINGTON -- After spending a few months in New Jersey helping with FEMA efforts after Hurricane Sandy, eight AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian...
May 23, 2013 - 11:26pm
May 22, 2013
FEMA ice storm reimbursement period begins
WORTHINGTON -- The clock has started. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) met Wednesday morning and afternoon with officials from...
May 22, 2013 - 4:45pm
May 15, 2013
WORTHINGTON -- After discussions with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the city of Worthington will take...
May 15, 2013 - 10:36pm
May 14, 2013
FEMA addresses reimbursement
WORTHINGTON -- The next step in the process toward recovery from the April ice storm was taken Tuesday afternoon as Federal Emergency Management...
May 14, 2013 - 10:30pm
May 13, 2013
Council questions tree trimming
WORTHINGTON -- In a discussion with Ceres Environmental and True North during Monday night's meeting, the city council questioned the tree-trimming regulations set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "According to the FEMA regulations, at least what we've been told...
May 13, 2013 - 4:21pm
May 7, 2013
FEMA disaster reimbursement meeting is Tuesday
WORTHINGTON -- An applicant briefing for cities, townships, watershed districts, hospitals, power companies and qualifying nonprofit organizations will take place Tuesday to begin the process for requesting reimbursement funds from FEMA. The meeting will include all the entities...
May 7, 2013 - 10:26pm
May 3, 2013
Southwest Minnesota receives disaster declaration
WORTHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday signed a presidential disaster declaration for Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Cottonwood counties...
May 3, 2013 - 9:47pm
April 28, 2013
FEMA's ice storm damage estimate: $26.2 million
WORTHINGTON -- According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than $26 million worth of damage was done across southwest Minnesota during the April winter storm. In a letter to President Barack Obama, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday asked that a major disaster...
April 28, 2013 - 11:24pm
April 23, 2013
FEMA officials pay visit
WORTHINGTON -- As Tasha Domeyer added up the cost to her town, the number she came up with was very large. "We had about $1.2 million," the...
April 23, 2013 - 10:43pm