Progress made towards flood recovery ~ Over $17 million obligated towards repairs ~
Posted on 8/24/2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cecily Fong
August 24, 2009
Bismarck, ND - The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) today reported that as of August 21, 2009 over $17 million has been obligated for infrastructure repair projects statewide.
Flood Recovery Numbers
Total assistance anticipated: $36.8 million Total number of Project Worksheets anticipated: 2,700 Number of Project Worksheets - field work completed: 1,200 Number of Project Worksheets approved: 767 Number of Project Worksheets obligated: 537 Total amount obligated: $17,795,968 Total amount disbursed: $11,800,689
"We have been working closely with FEMA to streamline flood recovery and speed up the inspection, approval, and obligation process to make sure counties and tribal jurisdictions are getting their funds as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Greg Wilz, Deputy Director of NDDES. "We estimate the total cost for all repair projects will be about $36.8 million-we have obligated over $17 million so it appears we are closing in on the half-way point."
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The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services provides 24/7 emergency communications and resource coordination with more than 50 lead and support agencies, private enterprise, and voluntary organizations to assist local jurisdictions in disaster and emergency response activities. It administers federal disaster recovery programs and the Homeland Security Grant Program.