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Public Notice: FEMA funding request for Hobart Lake transmission line stabilization/realignment project

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 07:00 am

Minnkota Power Cooperative in Barnes County, North Dakota has requested FEMA funding for a power line stabilization/realignment project west of Valley City along ND Highway 1.


Governor Burgum Proclaims April 22-26 as Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 01:00 am

Categories: Press Release

The ND Department of Emergency Services, along with the National Weather Service, is hosting an all-ages coloring and meme contest to have fun while raising awareness and safety for this annual event.


North Dakota Department of Emergency Services Seeking Public Input on the Five-Year Mitigation Plan

Friday, December 15, 2023 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Press Release

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) is seeking input from the public on the draft of the Enhanced Mitigation Mission Area Operations Plan. NDDES welcomes comments regarding hazards and threats confronting our state, along with strategies for mitigating impacts. 


N.D. Department of Emergency Services to host Valley City open house, discuss hazard planning

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Categories: Press Release

Representatives from the N.D. Department of Emergency Services will host a North Dakota Hazards Planning Discussion and Open House meeting Nov. 9 in Valley City, presenting the state’s efforts to update its Enhanced Mitigation Mission Area Operations Plan (MAOP) to the public. Community members are invited to share their disaster stories, hazard concerns and ideas to protect against hazard risks.


North Dakota touts consecutive emergency management accreditation through national program

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – For its commitment to excellence in disaster planning and response, as well as high-level organization and collaboration among more than 26 partner agencies, the State of North Dakota has earned consecutive accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).


Burgum Proclaims Preparedness Month in North Dakota

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed the month of September as Preparedness Month in North Dakota. Preparedness Month is an annual event held nationwide to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies.


Sizeable hazard mitigation projects to benefit communities across the state

Friday, September 1, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) this week received notification from FEMA that approximately $73 million in federal funds for North Dakota hazard mitigation projects were selected for further review under the federal agency’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant programs for fiscal year 2022.


North Dakota Department of Emergency Services to host FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program briefing for spring flooding

Monday, July 24, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) will virtually conduct an informational briefing Wednesday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST, detailing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).


President approves Burgum’s request for major disaster declaration related to spring flooding damage

Monday, July 10, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. (JULY 5, 2023)Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that President Joe Biden has approved the governor’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for spring flooding estimated to have caused more than $5 million in damage to North Dakota roads and other public infrastructure. The request followed an executive order Burgum issued April 10 declaring a statewide flood emergency.


NDDES to host Bismarck open house, discuss hazard planning

Monday, June 19, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from the N.D. Department of Emergency Services will host a North Dakota Hazards Planning Discussion and Open House meeting June 21 in Bismarck, presenting the state’s efforts to update its Enhanced Mitigation Mission Area Operations Plan (MAOP) to the public.


Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for damage related to spring flooding

Monday, June 5, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today requested a presidential major disaster declaration June 2 for spring flooding estimated to have caused more than $5 million in damage to North Dakota roads and other public infrastructure. The request follows an executive order Burgum issued April 10 declaring a statewide flood emergency.


State Radio seeing major spike in 911 hang-ups

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. — Facing a similar trend experienced by dispatch centers across the country, the North Dakota Division of State Radio has taken an influx of 911 hang-up calls or misdials over the past year. As May ends, State Radio has had more than 1,600 hang-ups or misdials compared to about 440 at the same time last year – about four times more than average.


Burgum Proclaims Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in North Dakota

Monday, April 24, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed April 24-28 as Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in North Dakota. The annual event is an opportunity to keep the public informed and remind them of the potential risks of summer storms.


Burgum declares statewide emergency for spring flooding, directs state resources to be on standby

Monday, April 10, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. (APRIL 10, 2023) – Gov. Doug Burgum today issued an executive order declaring a statewide emergency for spring flooding as soaring temperatures and heavy snowpack are expected to produce widespread flooding across the state this week and next week, especially in eastern North Dakota.


Burgum signs bill granting emergency aid to help cover extraordinary snow removal costs

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. (APRIL 4, 2023) – Gov. Doug Burgum today signed legislation that provides emergency grants to help cover extraordinary snow removal costs for local governments. The governor and other state leaders also highlighted how state agencies are collaborating with local entities and each other to prepare for and respond to this week’s major snowstorm and the high likelihood of spring flooding.


State agencies prepare for potential spring flooding following snowy fall, winter

Friday, March 24, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from multiple state agencies, including the Governor’s Office, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, North Dakota Department of Water Resources and North Dakota National Guard, began planning and collaboration efforts yesterday in anticipation of potential spring flooding after heavy snowfall and persistent cold has gripped the state over the fall and winter months.


Burgum declares winter storm disaster for January fog and ice event that led to power outages

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. (MARCH 21, 2023) – Gov. Doug Burgum today issued an executive order declaring a statewide winter storm disaster for central, northwestern and northeastern North Dakota related to severe fog and ice buildup on power lines in January that knocked down electrical infrastructure and caused thousands of power outages.


NDDES to host FEMA grant webinars

Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) will host two webinars March 7 to outline processes for applying for FEMA’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) and State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP).


NDDES to host FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program briefing

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) will virtually conduct an informational briefing tomorrow, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST, detailing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).


Public Notice: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Press Release

Notification is hereby given to the public that Minnkota Power Cooperative (MPC) has requested funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a proposed bank stabilization project along the Missouri River.


Anderson appointed State Radio director

Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Darin Anderson, who has served more than 15 years with the North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) Department, today was appointed as the new director for the North Dakota Division of State Radio by Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and North Dakota adjutant general. As State Radio director, Anderson will manage about 30 full-time employees and will direct the division’s daily operations. He begins his new assignment on Feb. 9, 2023.


NDDES announces training funding availability through Hazardous Materials Emergency Grant Program

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Press Release

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) now is taking applications for a grant program that bolsters state, tribal and local safety and efficiency in handling hazardous materials accidents and incidents. The funding, which is awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant Program, is available to local responders to augment their hazardous materials safety programs and better protect all North Dakotans.


NDDES recognizes 2022 Most Valuable Team Member, Emergency Dispatcher of the Year

Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. — Two employees from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) were honored yesterday for their innovative contributions to emergency management and dedication to serving North Dakotans.


North Dakota Department of Emergency Services to host FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program briefing for 2022 spring storms, flood damage

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) will virtually conduct an informational briefing Thursday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST, detailing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).


Initial Public Notice FEMA-4613-DR-ND

Monday, July 25, 2022

Categories: HOMELAND SECURITY

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair and/or replace facilities damaged by a severe storm, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 7, 2021 through June 11, 2021.


Biden grants Burgum’s request for presidential disaster declaration for spring storms, subsequent flooding

Thursday, July 14, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. (JULY 14, 2022)Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed news today that President Joe Biden has granted a presidential major disaster declaration for severe spring storms and subsequent flooding that broke precipitation records, knocked out power to more than 10,000 residents and caused more than $57 million in damage across the state.


Burgum requests presidential disaster declaration for severe spring storms, subsequent flooding

Friday, June 24, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. (JUNE 23, 2022)Gov. Doug Burgum today requested a presidential major disaster declaration for severe spring storms and subsequent flooding that broke precipitation records, knocked out power to more than 10,000 residents and caused more than $57 million in damage across the state.


Public Notice - Steele County

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Notification is hereby given to the public that Steele County, North Dakota has requested funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a proposed flood mitigation project along Steele County Road 5.


N.D. Department of Emergency Services Announces Grant Funding Availability for Nonprofit Organizations

Thursday, May 19, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) recently was notified that FEMA has made available to the state about $1.3 million in federal funding though its 2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NGSP).


North Dakota’s Civil Air Patrol assists with spring storm recovery operations

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. — Lending an “eye in the sky” over areas encased in heavy snow in northwestern North Dakota, members of the North Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have been capturing aerial imagery to support power restoration operations. Volunteers began flying missions Wednesday after being requested through the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services to assist with recovery from the weekend’s spring blizzard, which toppled power lines throughout the area leaving homes without electricity.


Burgum surveys spring storm damage, meets with residents in northwest ND affected by power outages

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today met with local officials, residents and ranchers in Crosby and other parts of Divide County in far northwest North Dakota to survey infrastructure damage from last weekend’s severe spring storm and discuss how the state can help the area recover from widespread power outages.


Burgum declares statewide emergency for flooding, infrastructure damage caused by weekend storms

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today declared a statewide emergency for flooding and widespread utility infrastructure damage caused by a severe winter storm last weekend that has left thousands of North Dakotans without electricity. The governor also has declared a disaster for areas impacted by record snowfall during the historic blizzard April 12-14 based on local costs incurred for snow removal.


North Dakota agencies meet to coordinate whole-of-government response to potential cyber incidents

Friday, April 8, 2022

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from several state agencies including the Governor’s Office, North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) and the Department of Emergency Services gathered today to review the framework for responding to a potential major cybersecurity incident.


Hanson to Lead North Dakota Homeland Security Division

Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Press Release

Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES) director, today announced Darin Hanson will serve as the state’s director of Homeland Security. In that role, he will provide vision, leadership and direction to a Homeland Security team of about 60 employees.


Disaster Assistance approved for McKenzie County

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – FEMA has approved disaster assistance for McKenzie County.  The county was added to the disaster declaration approved by President Biden on Sept. 1 making aid available to eight counties for severe storms and flooding occurring from June 7-11, 2021.


North Dakota Firefighters return from Hurricane Ida support mission

Monday, September 20, 2021

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – A group of 15 firefighters from the Williston, Williston Rural, Bismarck Rural and Dickinson Fire Departments returned today after two weeks supporting Hurricane Ida recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast. Gov. Doug Burgum this month approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from the state of Louisiana, allowing North Dakota’s firefighters to assist with structural fire suppression missions there.


North Dakotans can help prevent wildfires, keep beaches clean during Labor Day weekend

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – As families prepare to enjoy North Dakota’s outdoor destinations over the Labor Day weekend, residents and visitors are encouraged to recreate responsibly by practicing fire safety. While recent moisture has provided some relief from fire starts over the past few weeks, dry conditions still persist in many areas of the state with 100 percent of North Dakota experiencing severe drought conditions.


President approves Burgum’s request for major disaster declaration for June storm damage

Thursday, September 2, 2021

BISMARCK, N.D. – President Joe Biden has approved Gov. Doug Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for a series of storms in early June that caused overland flooding and produced damaging winds and hail, resulting in more than $2.3 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. 


North Dakota firefighters to help with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts in Louisiana

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – A group of North Dakota firefighters will be traveling to Louisiana this week to assist with recovery efforts from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Ida. Gov. Doug Burgum has approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), allowing a 6-person team from the Bismarck Rural and Williston Fire Departments to deploy equipment and personnel for operations along the Gulf Coast.


N.D. Forest Service, N.D. Department of Emergency Services establish wildland fire task force to bolster firefighting resources

Thursday, July 29, 2021

BISMARCK, N.D. – As hot weather and dry conditions have provided ample fuels for an active wildfire season, the North Dakota Forest Service and North Dakota Department of Emergency Services recently initiated a program to augment the state’s firefighting capabilities and resources.


Wildfires burn more than 100,000 acres across North Dakota so far in 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

According to data collected by the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and North Dakota Forest Service, nearly 1,400 fires have scorched more than 100,000 acres across the state since January 2021.


Hanson completes master’s program at Naval Postgraduate School

Monday, April 12, 2021

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – After working together with Homeland Security officials from across the nation over the last 18 months, Darin Hanson, of Mandan, North Dakota, in January earned his master’s degree in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). Hanson serves as the Critical Infrastructure and Program and security manager for the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES).


Burgum places ND National Guard on standby for wildfire response as drought conditions worsen

Friday, April 2, 2021

As extreme drought conditions continue to spread across North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum today placed the North Dakota National Guard on standby to provide help if additional resources are needed to respond to a growing number of wildfires.


Airspace in parts of Billings, Golden Valley Counties closed for wildfire response operations

Friday, April 2, 2021

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services today requested a temporary flight restriction from the Federal Aviation Administration as local, state and federal agencies work to contain a wildfire in the vicinity of Medora, North Dakota.


Burgum declares statewide fire emergency; National Guard helicopters deployed to help fight Billings County blaze

Friday, April 2, 2021

Gov. Doug Burgum today declared a statewide wildfire emergency, enabling the North Dakota National Guard to deploy two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to help fight a Billings County wildfire that has prompted the evacuation of the city of Medora.


NDDES, NDSU strengthen partnership through professional development opportunities for students

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:00 pm

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services welcomed its newest team member in January through collaboration with North Dakota State University’s Department of Emergency Management. Marcus Rehder was recently hired to work for the agency as a planning specialist, while completing his bachelor’s degree in emergency management.


Burgum announces streamlined, unified spill reporting system

Monday, January 4, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the completion of a new streamlined system that will provide a one-stop shop for energy industry producers, transporters and developers, as well as the public, to report hazardous material spills and releases.


Rapid antigen screening continues to be offered in Bismarck

Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health will continue to offer free mass screening events using rapid antigen tests this week at the Gateway Mall in Bismarck.


Additional rapid antigen screening events to be offered in Bismarck

Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard and North Dakota Department of Emergency Services continue to support free mass screening events using rapid antigen tests this week at the Gateway Mall in Bismarck.


Additional rapid antigen screening events to be offered in Bismarck

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard and North Dakota Department of Emergency Services continue to support free mass screening events using rapid antigen tests this week at the Gateway Mall in Bismarck.


Rapid antigen screening event to be offered in Bismarck

Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard and North Dakota Department of Emergency Services are supporting free mass screening events using rapid antigen tests this week at the Gateway Mall in Bismarck.


Initial Public Notice: FEMA DR-4475-DR-ND

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair and/or replace facilities damaged by flooding on June 29th-July 1st, 2020.


ND Schools Getting Cloth Masks To Fight COVID-19

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota’s public and nonpublic schools will be getting shipments of cloth masks soon to help inhibit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


President grants Burgum’s request for major disaster declaration for severe summer storm damage

Friday, October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump has approved Gov. Doug Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for the impacts of a severe summer storm that caused flash flooding in several counties and resulted in more than $5 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. 


North Dakota Firefighter Task Force Returns from Oregon Wildfire Support Mission

Friday, October 2, 2020

A task force comprised of 17 firefighters from the Minot, Williston, Grand Forks and Fargo fire departments returned home yesterday after two weeks supporting the wildfire response in western Oregon. Gov. Doug Burgum last month approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from the state of Oregon, allowing North Dakota’s firefighters to assist with the wildfire suppression missions.


Burgum approves help for Oregon wildfire efforts through Emergency Management Assistance Compact

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Gov. Doug Burgum has approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from the state of Oregon for a firefighter task force to support the response to suppressing the deadly wildfires there. An EMAC is an emergency response mechanism that allows states to send personnel, equipment and commodities to assist with response and recovery efforts in other states.


N.D. Department of Emergency Services Announces Mitigation Grant Funding Availability

Monday, August 17, 2020

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) recently was notified that FEMA has made available $660 million in federal funding through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC).


North Dakota Department of Emergency Services to host FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program briefing for 2020 spring flooding

Monday, August 3, 2020

Representatives from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) will virtually conduct an informational briefing Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., detailing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)


Burgum thanks Trump administration for granting major disaster declaration for spring flooding in ND

Friday, July 10, 2020

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement tonight after the White House announced that President Donald Trump has granted the governor’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding estimated to have caused roughly $40 million in damage to roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota.


Governor declares state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County, activates ND National Guard

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order tonight declaring a state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County and activating the North Dakota National Guard to help local authorities respond to unlawful activity and the risk to people and property due to civil disturbances.


N.D. Department of Emergency Services Secures $3.6 Million in FEMA Funding for Fargo Flood Mitigation Project

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The N.D. Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) was notified this week that its efforts to secure funding to build permanent flood protection around Fargo’s water treatment plant and pump station were approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Burgum requests presidential major disaster declaration for damage caused by spring flooding

Friday, May 22, 2020

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today requested a presidential major disaster declaration for widespread spring flooding estimated to have caused more than $40 million in damage to roads and other public infrastructure in North Dakota. The request follows an executive order Burgum issued April 24 declaring a statewide flood emergency.


North Dakota Department of Emergency Services hosts FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program briefing for COVID-19 reimbursement

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Representatives from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) this week conducted an informational briefing detailing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program.


Initial Public Notice: FEMA DR-4475-DR-ND

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair and/or replace facilities damaged by flooding on October 9th-26th, 2019.


Governor Burgum and State Health Officials Empower North Dakotans to Assist in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and other state officials today provided an update and highlighted statewide efforts in response to COVID-19. No cases have been reported in North Dakota and the risk remains low; however, ongoing community spread has been identified in multiple other states. North Dakotans play a key role in reducing the impact of COVID-19 in the state.


State Agencies Start Preparing for Potential Spring Flooding after Record Wet Fall in North Dakota

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Officials from nearly a dozen agencies, including the Governor’s Office, Department of Emergency Services (DES) and North Dakota National Guard, began planning efforts today in anticipation of spring flooding after a record wet fall that has produced high river flows and left soils saturated heading into freeze-up.


Burgum Signs Executive Order Declaring Statewide Flood Emergency as He and Goehring Visit Flood-Impacted Areas

Monday, October 21, 2019

FARGO, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum this morning signed an executive order declaring a statewide flood emergency, paving the way for requests for federal assistance to help North Dakotans deal with significant flooding impacts caused by heavy fall rains and a historic October blizzard.


Burgum, Goehring to Visit Flood-Affected Area as Damage Being Assessed for Federal Disaster Requests

Friday, October 18, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and other state officials will meet with local officials and community members on Monday, Oct. 21, in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown and hold a townhall meeting in Fessenden to hear about the impacts of North Dakota’s unusually wet fall and last weekend’s record-breaking early snowstorm and to discuss the state’s response efforts.


Burgum, N.D. Dept. of Agriculture: Options for Producers Sought as Wet Weather Continues

Friday, October 11, 2019

BISMARCK – The extensive wet pattern in North Dakota, topped with an early snowstorm, is creating a great deal of anxiety for farmers and ranchers. The state is exploring all possible means of assistance and encouraging those in emotional distress to reach out for help, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Gov. Doug Burgum said today in a joint statement.


Burgum: State Emergency Operations Plan Activated, Agencies Closely Monitoring Major Early Winter Storm

Friday, October 11, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s State Emergency Operations Plan has been activated and state agencies are closely monitoring this winter storm in case local response capabilities become overwhelmed, Gov. Doug Burgum said today.


Burgum: State Continues to Monitor Rain-Affected Areas as Efforts Shift from Response to Recovery

Friday, September 27, 2019

Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), and Cody Schulz, North Dakota Homeland Security director, today led a conference call with emergency managers from across the state to determine if additional resources or capabilities are needed to respond to last weekend’s severe storms and heavy rainfall. The conversation also focused on determining the extent of damages experienced by the affected jurisdictions and the upcoming recovery process.


N.D. Department of Emergency Services Announces Mitigation Grant Funding Availability

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) recently was notified that FEMA has made available $410 million in federal funding through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM).


North Dakota Department of Emergency Services Hosts Multi-Agency Disaster Response Exercise

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from more than 50 local, state and federal agencies today concluded a 3-day disaster response exercise sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) on Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. The exercise scenario, which included a hazardous chemical spill, was designed to test participants’ ability to collaborate with their counterparts in a multi-jurisdictional environment.


North Dakota Hazard Mitigation Projects to Receive Further Review by FEMA

Monday, June 24, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: Press Release, HOMELAND SECURITY

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) this week received notification, after coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), that approximately $18 million in North Dakota hazard mitigation projects were selected for further review under the federal agency’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs for fiscal year 2018. Through the nationally competitive programs, communities can receive a 75 percent federal cost share to implement projects that will prevent damages from natural hazards.


Mitigation Matters May 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 01:00 am

In North Dakota, Mitigation Matters

Welcome to the Aprill issue of Mitigation Matters, a monthly newsletter for North Dakota's mitigation partners.

We are thankful to our mitigation partners who ensure the State of North Dakota is a national leader in mitigation and in emergency management. Your commitment to risk reduction is resulting in safer, more resilient communities.

Through this newsletter, we plan on sharing updates on our progress to achieve North Dakota’s mitigation strategy. We plan on keeping you apprised of available funding for mitigation projects; the impacts of natural and technological hazards and adversarial threats; and successful projects for your planning team to consider.


Hanson to Attend Homeland Security Master's Program

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Darin Hanson, Critical Infrastructure Program and security manager for the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), recently was accepted to the master’s degree program in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).


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