Updated: Disaster Recovery Centers to open July 6-9A combined county, state, federal Disaster Recovery Center will be open for four days starting Friday in Barnum, Duluth and Willow River. Free Transportation is available. Resources from a large number of agencies will be available at the sessions for people needing resources after the recent Northland Flash Floods.
Carlton County in conjunction with Fond du Lac Transit will be offering free rides to anyone who needs transportation to the Disaster Relief Center at the Barnum High School so that you may meet and discuss with both Federal and State representatives regarding flood damage that you may have sustained. Please call (218) 461-7354 to arrange a pick up.
A combined county, state, federal Disaster Recovery Center will be open for four days starting Friday in Barnum, Duluth and Willow River. Resources from a large number of agencies will be available at the sessions for people needing resources after the recent Northland Flash Floods.
The Barnum Center will be located at
Barnum High School
3675 Co Rd 140
Barnum, MN 55707
Hours of Operation:
July 6: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
July 7: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 8: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 9: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Upon arriving at a state Disaster Recovery Center, visitors will meet individually with a representative from the state to discuss their personal flood-related situation. The resident will be connected with the services they need to assist in their situation.
The following agencies and others are scheduled to provide information at the DRCs.
• Human Services Department will have a social worker there.
• Assessor’s Office will have representatives to talk about damage assessments and possible tax implications.
• Economic Development Authority will have information for both businesses and individuals about loan programs.
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA)
• The MHFA has a variety of housing repair and assistance programs that may assist in disaster recovery.
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
• Businesses and displaced or unemployed workers can get recovery information from DEED.
• Business owners can fill out a form to record damages suffered during the flood.
Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
• Learn how to avoid scams and contractor problems
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI)
• Important information on flood recovery and home rebuilding from the Minnesota Dept. of Labor and Industry.
Minnesota Department of Commerce
• Information from the Department of Commerce Consumer Response Teams (CRT) will be available to help flood victims understand their rights and learn how to best work with insurance companies to settle claims for damages to homes, vehicles and property.
• The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program can provide help with getting home heating systems replaced or repaired or assistance to qualified applicants who need financial assistance as a result of disasters.
Minnesota Department of Health
• Information on well testing and septic tank cleanup as well as information on cleaning up mold.
• Behavioral Health Counselors.
University of Minnesota Extension
• Information on a variety of basic household questions and how to prepare food safely following a flood.
• University of Minnesota Extension Educators who can guide flood victims through financial decisions related to disaster recovery.
Minnesota Department of Human Services
• Information on county human services programs.
• Information specifically designed for seniors and those with disabilities.
Other locations with the same time as the Barnum locations:
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
Willow River School
8142 Pine Street
Willow River, MN 55795