Gov. Mark Dayton says he's heard that FEMA's regional office determined Minnesotans did qualify for individual flood aid, but was overruled by Washington, likely for budgetary reasons. Dayton says he wants to find out more. The state is appealing this week's decision denying assistance payments to individual homeowners and businesses hit by last month's floods.
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Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back
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One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis
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Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota
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Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct
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To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of MN
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Dayton will appeal FEMA decision rejecting individual flood aid
Governor Dayton ordered state officials to begin preparing an appeal after learning that FEMA has denied federal aid to individual victims of last month's flooding. The agency is providing money for 13 counties to rebuild roads and make other repairs. But money for individual homeowners and businesses was denied.
FEMA says no to Dayton's appeal for individual flood assistance
The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied an appeal Friday from Gov. Mark Dayton for aid for individuals and businesses affected by floods in northeastern Minnesota in June. Dayton said he was "disappointed" by FEMA's ruling and that he'll ask the state legislature for an estimated $7.4 million in assistance in an upcoming special session.
Dayton officially appeals FEMA's denial of individual flood assistance
Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Wednesday appealing the government's decision to deny financial assistance to individuals in the wake of the northeastern Minnesota floods in June. Dayton wrote in the letter to FEMA that the rain and floods in the area caused "one of the worst natural disasters in Minnesota’s history."
Feds reject individual flooding aid in NE Minn.
A request for federal individual assistance for Northeastern Minnesota has been denied. W. Craig Engate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told Gov. Mark Dayton in a letter that damage to dwellings from the flooding that began June 19 “was not of such severity and magnitude as to warrant the implementation of individual assistance.” The state has 30 days to appeal the decision. Gov. Mark Dayton "is very disappointed."
Dayton asks for low-interest loans in wake of FEMA aid denial
Following the denial of appeal for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to repair home and business with flood and other June storm damage, Gov. Mark Dayton has moved on to asking for loans from the Small Business Administration. Dayton is seeking loans to repair damage done in St. Louis, Carlton and Pine and adjoining counties, and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
Revised FEMA flood maps in Moorhead go into effect Tuesday
The new maps update the 100-year floodplain. Residents being added to a higher risk zone are urged to contact their insurance agents. FEMA is also revising Fargo's flood maps.
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