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Disaster Reimbursement Meeting
A state official gives an overview of the Public Assistance Program to reimburse local governments for June 21st storm damage. -- Lee Voss, WJON News
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Storm Damaged Counties Begin Federal Reimbursement Process

WAITE PARK -- Cities, townships and counties that were included in the federal disaster declaration from June storms have started the reimbursement process.

The Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management held an applicant briefing in Waite Park today

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Paynesville High School
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Paynesville High School to Build Safe Room [AUDIO]

Paynesville High School will be one of two schools in Minnesota to receive federal grant money to build a safe room for students, staff and community members.

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Photo by Jen Jacobs
Photo by Jen Jacobs
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FEMA Grants $2 Million to Help Fix Duluth Wastewater Pipe

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is granting $2 million to help repair a 3-foot wastewater pipe damaged by Duluth storm damage last June. U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan announced the grant Monday. Nolan says the grant will go to the city of Duluth and the state of Minnesota to repair damage to the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District pipe.

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Federal Support for Area Emergency Housing Providers to See Massive Funding Cuts [AUDIO]

Local providers of emergency shelter, rent and mortgage funding are about to face a major challenge. FEMA has slashed the amount of emergency housing support funding from 2.9 million dollars to 1.1 million dollars for the state of Minnesota.

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Karen McCarver
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Stearns County Qualifies For Federal Disaster Assistance

Stearns County has qualified for federal disaster assistance for the storms on July 1st and 10th. The county has had over $531,000 in uninsured damage to infrastructure.

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North Minneapolis Storm Damage
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Minneapolis Residents Staying In “Uninhabitable” Homes

Some north Minneapolis residents are tearing the red "uninhabitable" signs off their doors and remaining in their tornado-damaged homes, ignoring warnings from city inspectors.

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Creative Commons via Flickr user Tony Webster
Creative Commons via Flickr user Tony Webster
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FEMA Will Assess Tornado Damage In North Minneapolis

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will inspect the north Minneapolis homes damaged by Sunday's deadly tornado to determine whether the area is eligible for federal aid.

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FEMA Encourages Minnesotans To Get Flood Insurance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Minnesota residents and businesses to buy flood insurance before it's too late. Minnesota faces the threat of flooding statewide this year. FEMA points out there's a 30-day waiting period before a policy takes effect.

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FEMA Encourages Minnesotans To Get Flood Insurance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Minnesota residents and businesses to buy flood insurance before it's too late. Minnesota faces the threat of flooding statewide this year. FEMA points out there's a 30-day waiting period before a policy takes effect.

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