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Trump Orders 3M to Meet FEMA’s Mask Needs

3M is on track to double global production of N95 masks to 2 billion a year in 12 months.

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP)–President Donald Trump has ordered Minnesota-based 3M to produce and sell as many medical-grade masks as the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it needs. Trump invoked the Defense Production Act in an effort to speed up the distribution of desperately needed hospital masks. 3M CEO Mike Roman said earlier this week that the company is working closely…

New Mapping Tool Shows Flooding Risk Across North Dakota

The tool is intended to help people make informed decisions about flood protection.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Water Commission has unveiled a new interactive mapping tool that provides information on potential flooding in the state. State risk map coordinator Laura Horner says the map shows where flooding might occur and to what extent it could happen in various scenarios. The North Dakota Risk Assessment Mapservice was on display Wednesday at the Bismarck Event…

Presidential Alert Test Set for 1:18 p.m (CST) Wednesday

The test has been scheduled to ensure that the alert system would work in the event of a national emergency.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will send messages to more than 200 million U.S. cellphones on Wednesday testing a previously unused presidential alert system that aims to warn the public in the event of a national emergency. The test message was originally scheduled for September but was pushed back to Wednesday at 1:18 p.m. CST. The Federal Emergency Management…