Posted by: Public Affairs
Several of our bloggers have talked about our role in supporting the flood-fighting efforts in North Dakota, providing assistance to individuals, business owners, and the affected state and local governments. Earlier today, Deputy Administrator Serino visited Minot, and we will provide more details of his trip tomorrow.
As the work of the entire emergency management team continues in areas along with Souris River, here are some photos highlighting both precautionary measures and response activities related to the flooding in North Dakota.
Minot, ND, June 27, 2011 -- Federal Emergency Management Agency employee, Katherine Ordway assists a disaster survivor at the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center at the Auditorium in South Minot, North Dakota.
Minot, ND, June 27, 2011 -- Robin Finegan (center), Administrator, FEMA Region VIII, and Stacie Greff (left), external affairs officer, listen to disaster survivor, Dona Young at the Red Cross Shelter in the auditorium in South Minot, North Dakota.
Burlington, ND, June 25, 2011 -- Aerial view of Burlington, North Dakota inundated with flood waters from the Souris River.
Minot, ND, June 25, 2011 -- Aerial view of flooding from the Souris River in the Oak Park neighborhood in Minot. FEMA is providing disaster assistance to Ward and Burleigh counties.
Minot, ND, June 25, 2011 -- National Guard load 1,000 lb. sandbags onto a flatbed truck to use on levees along the Souris River in Minot. FEMA is providing disaster assistance to Ward and Burleigh counties.
Minot, ND, June 24, 2011 -- Officials from the National Guard and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discuss flood fighting measures during a survey of the damaged area.
Minot, ND, June 23, 2011 -- Nicholas Boesl plays in the sand as his mother and sister fill sandbags at the Sertoma Sports Complex. Residents are sandbagging along the Souris River to try to prevent flooding.
Minot, ND, June 23, 2011 -- Construction crews contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers add height to a dirt levee, in an effort to hold back the Souris River from flooding Minot. FEMA is working closely with federal, state, local and tribal partners in the ongoing flood fight.
Minot, ND, June 26, 2011 -- National Guardsman, and U.S. Deptartment of Wildlfe Services travel by airboat through flooded Oak Park neighborhood in Minot, N.D. The team were on a reconnaissance mission to check on telephone/power stations.
Minot, ND, June 25, 2011 -- FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) vehicle parked near the emergency operations center in South Minot.
Minot, ND, June 27, 2011 -- Red Cross volunteer, Phil Wendel talks to disaster survivors at the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center in the auditorium in South Minot, N.D.
For the latest on the ongoing recovery efforts, visit the disaster page.