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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.