Tuesday, September 5, 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) this week received notification from FEMA that approximately $73 million in federal funds for North Dakota hazard mitigation projects were selected for further review under the federal agency’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant programs for fiscal year 2022.
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed the month of September as Preparedness Month in North Dakota. Preparedness Month is an annual event held nationwide to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies.
Monday, June 5, 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum requested a presidential major disaster declaration June 2 for spring flooding estimated to have caused more than $5 million in damage to North Dakota roads and other public infrastructure. The request follows an executive order Burgum issued April 10 declaring a statewide flood emergency.
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. — Facing a similar trend experienced by dispatch centers across the country, the North Dakota Division of State Radio has taken an influx of 911 hang-up calls or misdials over the past year. As May ends, State Radio has had more than 1,600 hang-ups or misdials compared to about 440 at the same time last year – about four times more than average.
Monday, April 24, 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed April 24-28 as Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in North Dakota. The annual event is an opportunity to keep the public informed and remind them of the potential risks of summer storms.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. (APRIL 19, 2023) – The Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) is preparing to support statewide emergency response efforts following Gov. Doug Burgum’s emergency declaration for spring flooding.
Monday, April 10, 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. (APRIL 10, 2023) – Gov. Doug Burgum today issued an executive order declaring a statewide emergency for spring flooding as soaring temperatures and heavy snowpack are expected to produce widespread flooding across the state this week and next week, especially in eastern North Dakota.
Friday, March 24, 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from multiple state agencies, including the Governor’s Office, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, North Dakota Department of Water Resources and North Dakota National Guard, began planning and collaboration efforts yesterday in anticipation of potential spring flooding after heavy snowfall and persistent cold has gripped the state over the fall and winter months.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. (MARCH 21, 2023) – Gov. Doug Burgum today issued an executive order declaring a statewide winter storm disaster for central, northwestern and northeastern North Dakota related to severe fog and ice buildup on power lines in January that knocked down electrical infrastructure and caused thousands of power outages.
Monday, March 20, 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. – President Joe Biden has approved Gov. Doug Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for a severe winter storm in November that brought record-breaking snowfall to central North Dakota and ice accumulations in the southeast that impacted transportation and severely damaged electrical infrastructure, costing more than $1.7 million.