The 10-inch rainfall on June 19 and 20 changed plans for Northland residents from Two Harbors to Duluth to Sturgeon Lake. For much of the region, life quickly returned to normal. But for some residents, normalcy remains elusive four months later.
Individuals and businesses with uninsured losses and damages caused by the severe storms and flooding that occurred on June 14-21, 2012, can take advantage of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s disaster assistance program. There will be SBA outreach centers at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center, Barnum Community Center and Duluth. All three facilities will be open limited hours and days.
State agencies, local and tribal governments, and some private nonprofit
organizations in Minnesota have until Sunday to apply for federal public assistance to help recover from June’s severe storms and flooding.
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of Disaster Assistance were joined by state and local authorities in some of the most heavily damaged homes in Carlton and St. Louis counties.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is seeking any businesses or non-profit organizations that may have been impacted by the recent regional flooding to complete and submit a one-page survey as soon as possible.
While there is no official estimate yet for the flood damage done to the estimated 775 homes, myriad roads and all kinds of infrastructure across Carlton County, engineers, state officials and the Carlton County Assessor’s Office began working this week to scope out damage now that flood waters have begun to recede.
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