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Burgum: State Continues to Monitor Rain-Affected Areas as Efforts Shift from Response to Recovery

Friday, September 27, 2019

Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), and Cody Schulz, North Dakota Homeland Security director, today led a conference call with emergency managers from across the state to determine if additional resources or capabilities are needed to respond to last weekend’s severe storms and heavy rainfall. The conversation also focused on determining the extent of damages experienced by the affected jurisdictions and the upcoming recovery process.


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

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 03:04 am

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

Monday, September 2, 2019

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 01:00 am

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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

Monday, June 24, 2019 at 08:00 am

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

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 08:00 am

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

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:43 am

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

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:13 am

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 08:00 am

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.