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N.D. Department of Emergency Services Announces Mitigation Grant Funding Availability

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) recently was notified that FEMA has made available $410 million in federal funding through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM).


N.D. Department of Health: Vaping-Related Illness Reported in North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) received the first report of severe respiratory illness with a history of vaping or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use. North Dakota now joins 25 other states who have reported more than 200 potential cases of severe respiratory illness from e-cigarettes among teenagers and adults.


Agriculture Commissioner Activates Hay Hotline

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has activated the North Dakota Hay Hotline as parts of northern North Dakota are experiencing abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions.


North Dakota Department of Emergency Services Hosts Multi-Agency Disaster Response Exercise

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from more than 50 local, state and federal agencies today concluded a 3-day disaster response exercise sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) on Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. The exercise scenario, which included a hazardous chemical spill, was designed to test participants’ ability to collaborate with their counterparts in a multi-jurisdictional environment.


North Dakota Hazard Mitigation Projects to Receive Further Review by FEMA

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) this week received notification, after coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), that approximately $18 million in North Dakota hazard mitigation projects were selected for further review under the federal agency’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs for fiscal year 2018. Through the nationally competitive programs, communities can receive a 75 percent federal cost share to implement projects that will prevent damages from natural hazards.


Burgum applauds Judge Tunheim’s ruling allowing construction to proceed on F-M Area Diversion Project

Categories: all, 2019 Spring Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (April 8, 2019) – Gov. Doug Burgum today applauded a much-anticipated ruling by Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim that modifies an injunction to allow construction to proceed on the critically important Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project. 


Morton County Declares Flood Emergency

Categories: all, 2019 Spring Flooding

The Morton County Commission has declared a Flood Emergency. Morton County will utilize its emergency fund to accommodate the additional costs associated with these damages.


National Guard resources to aid flood fights; Emergency Commission approves funding

Categories: all, 2019 Spring Flooding

The North Dakota National Guard and North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES) are deploying resources to Cass County and the city of LaMoure to assist in flood fighting efforts.


ND Dept of Health Provides Flood Waste Disposal Guidelines

Categories: all, 2019 Spring Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has guidelines available at www.ndhealth.gov/flood/ for disposal of food and household waste after a flood. 


Spring Flooding Executive Order Signed

Categories: all, 2019 Spring Flooding

Burgum declares statewide emergency in preparation for spring flooding.