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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.


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