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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

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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.