20 register for disaster assistance in Stark CountyFlood recovery continues in North Dakota, as disaster aid continues to be delivered to state, local and tribal governments and to individuals affected by the storms and floods this spring and summer.
By: Beth Wischmeyer, The Dickinson Press
Flood recovery continues in North Dakota, as disaster aid continues to be delivered to state, local and tribal governments and to individuals affected by the storms and floods this spring and summer.
To date, federal grants and disaster loans total $53.9 million, and disaster-affected residents have filed flood insurance claims totaling $11.3 million, according to a press release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Twenty individual claims with FEMA have been registered in Stark County, said Brent Pringle, Stark County emergency manager.
“I was pleasantly surprised we had that many,” Pringle said. “We had only received about five calls to our office.”
Out of the 20 registrations, one came from Belfield, nine came from Dickinson, seven from Richardton and three from Taylor, he added.
Though people have registered with FEMA, that doesn’t ensure they will receive assistance.
“It’s all contingent upon qualifications and what FEMA says,” Pringle said
Those who would like to register have until Aug. 10 to do so, he added.
So far, 6,488 North Dakotans have registered for disaster assistance in the 41 counties designated for assistance. Individuals made 4,619 visits to 16 federal and state disaster recovery centers.
All centers and SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers are now closed, but telephone assistance is available from FEMA and the SBA.
Contact Pringle at 701-456-7605 or call FEMA at 800-621-3362 with questions.