Private property owners asked to submit flood damage reports

Property owners across Beltrami County are asked to compile a list of damages from the spring floods.

Minnesota’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is seeking damage reports to private property due to flooding that started on April 22.

Damages must be to primary homes and be in essential living spaces, such as bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms.

Damages to driveways, private roads and bridges, wells and septic tanks should also be listed

The collection of this data will give HSEM enough information to see if pursuing Individual Assistance is warranted.

There has been no determination yet if federal assistance will be available to private property owners.

Beltrami County’s application for public assistance, for public infrastructure and buildings, is being reviewed and a decision by the President is expected in the coming days.

Request a form from Beltrami County Emergency Management Director Chris Muller by email, more information will soon be posted on the Beltrami County website under the Emergency Management Page.


Featured photo: Sergeant Grimsley encountered the Nelson Dam Road completely underwater on 4-25.

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