Flood Awareness/Coverage

The State of North Dakota, State Water Commission, and Department of Emergency Services are working in partnership with federal agencies FEMA, the NWS, and the Army Corps of Engineers to get the best information out to communities concerning flooding.

There have been meetings in Fargo and Grand Forks where agency representatives present the current spring flood outlook and discuss what steps people can take to protect themselves against flooding.

Three of the representatives who are part of the efforts—Brian Hvinden (FEMA External Affairs), Diana Herrera (FEMA Senior Insurance specialist) and Matt Buddie (Senior Specialist with the National Flood Insurance Program—took time in Valley City to talk to media about the goals of these meetings and government collaboration.

Those steps include small things that might not seem so important but will save you a big headache if/when flooding in your home or business occurs.

Herrera suggests homeowners/renters/business owners protect the investment they’ve made in their properties by purchasing flood insurance or talking with their agent about what their current policies cover.

Read the full story in your Monday, February 3rd Times-Record. Purchase a paper copy at the TR office or an electronic edition online at www.times-online.com

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