After Record Storms, FEMA Sends Temporary Houses To Pine Ridge ReservationThe federal government is sending temporary housing to South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where residents are still recovering from severe storms last spring.
FEMA Rejects Dakota Co. For Disaster Declaration The federal government has denied Minnesota's request to add Dakota County to a disaster declaration for recent severe storms and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the state about the rejection late Tuesday.
Obama Declares Disaster In Flooded Minn. Counties President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 of the state's 87 counties, costing Minnesota an estimated $55 million for flood response and repairs.
Damage Assessments Start In 4 Minnesota CountiesTeams from the state and federal emergency management offices are headed to four Minnesota counties to start adding up the damage from recent storms and flash flooding. The surveys were starting Tuesday and Wednesday in Jackson, Nobles, Renville and Rock counties.
Lake Superior Zoo Seeks Funding After 2012 FloodingOfficials with the Lake Superior Zoo will seeking funding from the State Legislature after major flooding in 2012 caused significant damage to the area. Representatives from the zoo met with Duluth Mayor Don Ness and administrators late last week.
Spike In Flood Insurance Premiums Hits Roseau HardThe nationwide flood insurance premium spike has hit Roseau, where the specter of policies that could add $400 to a monthly home payment has affected the local housing market.
Officials Fan Out For Minn. Disaster Aid BriefingsState and federal officials are fanning out this week across 18 Minnesota counties for briefings with local leaders about available aid to recover from severe storms in late June. The contingent from Minnesota's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be joined by representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Woman Sentenced In Minn. For Hurricane Katrina Scam A woman has been sentenced for taking $8,600 in FEMA relief after Hurricane Katrina, despite the fact that she was living in subsidized housing in Minnesota at the time.
Woman Sentenced For Stealing More Than $30K From FEMA After KatrinaA 30-year-old woman was sentenced in federal court Tuesday in St. Paul for stealing money from FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
FEMA Grants $2M To Help Fix Duluth Wastewater PipeThe Federal Emergency Management Agency is granting $2 million to help repair a 3-foot wastewater pipe damaged by Duluth storm damage last June.
Hennepin Co. To Get Drowning Victim LocatorThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office will soon have an underwater remote-operated vehicle to help rescue and recover drowning victims.
Minn. Lawmakers Prep For Flood Relief SessionLawmakers are preparing for a special session focused on the state's response to severe flooding in Duluth and other communities.