Posted by: Public Affairs
As we said last week and throughout the spring, we continue to support the emergency management team as flooding continues across the Central U.S. and northern Plains. Today, Secretary Napolitano is visiting Minot, N.D., to meet with survivors, local and state officials, and survey the damages from this year’s historic flooding.
Stay tuned to this blog for a wrap up of her trip, and in the meantime, here are some more photos of the flood-fighting and recovery efforts from our Photo Library:
Minot, ND, July 12, 2011 -- Willy Dunn (right), Federal Coordinating Officer, talks with Major General Sagsveen of the North Dakota National Guard. The National Guard is one of many federal partners working to meet the needs of disaster survivors and the affected communities.
Bismarck, ND, July 10, 2011 -- Flood waters reach up a mailbox in a residential area. Heavy spring rain and melting snow pack contributed to historic water levels and flooding in the area.
Velva, ND, July 7, 2011 -- Survivors can come to a disaster recovery center to get information on assistance programs available from both FEMA and the state.
Mandan, ND, July 6, 2011 -- A FEMA community relations specialist talks to a displaced resident after a town hall meeting. FEMA conducted the town hall meeting to provide residents with information about the current response to the floods.
Minot, ND, July 6, 2011 -- A FEMA employee works at a disaster recovery center. Individual Assistance is available to disaster survivors in North Dakota counties, and residents can visit a disaster recovery center to speak with a FEMA employee face-to-face and get more information on available assistance programs.
For more information on FEMA’s role in the ongoing flooding, check out the "Floods" category on the blog, and visit the disaster page for the latest on the North Dakota disaster.