Dalrymple announces openings of Disaster Recovery Centers


Governor Jack Dalrymple has announced that North Dakota and federal agencies will open and operate three flood disaster recovery centers beginning today. The centers, with two to open in Minot and one in Bismarck, will assist homeowners and business owners who have suffered losses due to flooding and want to apply for recovery programs.

“These centers will help the many people who have been impacted by flooding to know what assistance is available,” Dalrymple said. “I encourage all business owners and residents who have suffered flood losses in Burleigh and Ward counties to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and then visit a recovery center.

“We also will continue to press FEMA to provide assistance in other communities where major flooding has caused significant damages,” Dalrymple said.

The centers will be operated daily by the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration. Other state agencies to be represented at the recovery centers are: ND Department of Agriculture, Office of the Attorney General – Consumer Protection Division, ND Insurance Department, ND Housing Finance Agency, ND Department of Human Services, ND Department of Commerce, Bank of North Dakota, Office of Tax Commissioner and Job Service ND – Disaster Unemployment Services.

Homeowners and business owners impacted by flooding should contact FEMA by phone or online to register before visiting one-on-one with recovery representatives at one of the three centers.

Register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or go online at www.fema.gov or www.disasterassistance. Calling any other local or state number will not get you registered for FEMA assistance.


The Minot Disaster Recovery Centers will open Monday, June 27, 7am to 7pm.

Locations:        Minot City Auditorium

420 3rd. Ave. SW


Minot State University

MSU Student Center

500 University Ave. W.


The Bismarck Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, June 27, 1pm to 7pm.  After Monday, the center will be operated daily, 7am to 7pm.


Location:         Bank of North Dakota

1200 Memorial Highway

Bismarck, N.D.


Source: office of Governor Dalrymple