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ND Department of Emergency Services and FEMA to hold flood preparedness meetings in 3 ND communities

Posted on 1/19/2012

Bismarck, ND - Local, state, and federal personnel will hold town hall meetings in three North Dakota communities January 23-26 to help citizens learn more about the flood outlook, flood insurance, and steps residents and businesses can take to reduce their flood risk in advance of the spring season. The town hall meetings are open to the public and will provide citizens with the opportunity to hear formal presentations and speak with representatives from local emergency management, North Dakota State Water Commission, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, and FEMA. Printed information will be available for distribution at each location.

Monday, Jan. 23
Ward County - Ward County Courthouse, 7-9 pm
315 Third St., SE, Minot
Contact: Amanda Schooling, 701-857-6564

Tuesday, Jan. 24
Burleigh County - Horizon Middle School, 6-9 pm
500 Ash Coulee Dr., Bismarck
Contact: Mary Senger, 701-222-6727

Thursday, Jan. 26
Barnes County - Barnes County Courthouse, 6-9 pm
230 Fourth St, NW, Valley City
Contact: Kim Franklin, 701-845-8510

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FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

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.

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