Tag: Flooding

SBA Offers loans to Business and Home Owners who suffered Flood Damage.

Courtney Smith is a Public Affairs Specialist with the IJ.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Assistance, Field Operations Center East (Atlanta, GA). Her duty is to promote SBA’s Disaster Loan program to the media, community, businesses, civic and community organizations, and elected officials. She responds to disasters that occur within the FOCE territory-the 27…
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September 13, 2022 0

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Signs Major Declaration for Minnesota

Release from FEMA: WASHINGTON — FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Minnesota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from May 29-30, 2022. The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain…
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August 10, 2022 0

FEMA to be in area making assessments

Sheriff Peryin Hedlund was in studio to talk about the disaster declaration made by President Biden and FEMA coming into area to make assessments to area homes and businesses.


July 19, 2022 0

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Minnesota

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Minnesota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding April 22 – June 15, 2022. Public assistance federal funding is available to the state, tribal and eligible local governments and…
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July 15, 2022 0

MnDOT to begin removing Hwy 11 temporary grade raises

MnDOT will begin removing the temporary, emergency grade raises on Hwy 11 near Rainy Lake as soon as the end of the week of July 5 or the beginning of the week of July 11. Work will begin near Tilson’s Bay and move to the east. It is expected to take several weeks to remove…
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July 6, 2022 0

Congressional delegation asks Biden for federal disaster declaration for 38 counties, 4 tribal nations

The state’s entire congressional delegation, (led by Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith,) is asking President Biden to approve a federal disaster declaration for 38 counties and four tribal nations in Minnesota: What’s involved is late spring flooding which began on April 22nd and still continues in parts of far northern Minnesota, plus widespread wind…
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July 5, 2022 0

Red Cross has many programs to help those in need as historic flooding continues.

The Red Cross was in this morning with John Decker and Tim Klein to discuss all the the programs the Red Cross has to assist people affected by this years historic flooding in the Rainy River Basin Area.


June 29, 2022 0

Lake Water Levels are showing strain on Local Businesses

Mike Bolstad spoke with Britney Rognarud of Thunderbird Lodge, and Britney talks of the impact that the historical flooding in the area is having on local busness.


June 24, 2022 0

Sheriff Perryn Hedlund Talks Historic Flooding

With the Historic marks experienced here in International Falls and the Rainy Lake Basin, Sheriff Hedlund talks about the slow receding we will see and the clean-up efforts that will follow.


June 20, 2022 0

Sandbag Operations Winding Down, National Guard Demobilizing

Rainy Lake has crested today and is expected to begin receding between now and June 20, barring no severe weather events. With a decrease in demand for sandbags over the last week and a stockpile of 100,000 filled sandbags for the community at the ready, active sandbagging operations at Kerry Park are shutting down for…
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June 14, 2022 0