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FEMA & Emergency Management Teams Survey Damage in NW Minnesota

Pennington Co., MNPENNINGTON CO., Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) — FEMA and Minnesota Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management are conducting surveys of recent flooding and storm damage in northwest Minnesota. The teams are traveling through Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake counties to determine if the damage exceeds local and state resources and to estimate repair costs. Pennington County Emergency Management Director…

Sen. Klobuchar Holds Virtual Roundtable On Minnesota Storm Damage and Federal Response

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she believes the congressional delegation will be able to get federal help into the state as communities recover from severe storms, wind, and flooding. She held a virtual roundtable with leaders from Polk, Todd, Stevens and other counties to talk about the damage. The delegation is working with USDA and FEMA to…

Burgum asks for federal help in dealing with storm damage

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has requested federal help for counties dealing with recent storms that caused more than $2 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. The storms during the second week of June produced tornadoes and up to baseball-sized hail, caused flooding and included damaging winds of up to 93 mph. Burgum is asking that the…

North Dakota offering Covid-19 vaccines to Manitoba truckers

North Dakota is teaming up with Manitoba to get as many truckers vaccinated as possible.

NORTH DAKOTA & MANITOBA (KVRR) — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is handing out a helping hand to Manitoba with a new vaccination rollout project. “The goal is the same for the Premier and myself, which is vaccinate as many people as possible. As quickly as possible with safe and effective vaccines so we can reopen our border and help…

Late night test alert mistakenly sent to 7,655 subscribers

FARGO (KVRR) – Cass Fargo Emergency Management has apologized for mistakenly sending a mass notification at around midnight Wednesday. Officials say the message was sent to 55,766 contacts and was delivered to 7,655 contacts before employees realized the error. “At 11:54 p.m., an employee inadvertently sent the monthly test to residents rather than in the test environment.  Cass Fargo Emergency…

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…

FEMA Will Help With Mobile Hospitals

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 328,275 people and killed more than 14,300. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 95,650 people have recovered so far, mostly in China. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Republican Sen….

Experts educate community on spring flood preparedness

Fargo hosted first of three flood awareness meetings to take place across the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D. — According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, North Dakota and Minnesota had their wettest year on record in 2019. Heavy rain and quick snowmelt can increase chances of flooding. But it’s not all bad news. “The good news that I heard was the frost depth is not as deep as other bad flooding years, but some…

North Dakota Request For Major Disaster Declaration Approved

It'll make federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  President Trump has approved North Dakota’s request for a major disaster declaration due to fall flooding and the early snowstorm. It’ll make federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. An estimated $10 million in damage was done to public infrastructure from a three-day October storm and flooding. The declaration covers 16 counties: Barnes, Eddy, Foster,…

Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Potential Spring Flooding Threats

Each meeting will allow time at the end for the public to ask questions.

FARGO, N.D.–A series of meetings are scheduled to inform the public about the potential for 2020 spring flood threats and preventative measures to take. The meetings, hosted by the North Dakota State Water Commission and Department of Emergency Services, will be held in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown. FEMA, the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…