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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.


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.


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. 


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).