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Missouri River Basin Flooding Minot, ND

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HHS Activates Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 for Missouri River Basin Flooding for Minot, North Dakota

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is supporting the flood recovery operations in Minot, North Dakota. HHS has deployed its regional emergency coordinators to work with the North Dakota Department of Health in its efforts to protect the health and safety of its residents. 

HHS Environmental Health Specialists are working with a task force of local health officials , fire department staff, local fire department, local and state public health agencies, mental health volunteers to visit homes damaged by the flood or sewage backup resulting from the flood.  The teams will walk through the home with the owner to identify risks and offer advice, consultation, and education on how to mitigate the risks.  The teams also leave home owners with North Dakota Department of Health information packets on how to mitigate damage from floods and sewage backup. Local building inspectors and structural engineers are joining the teams and revisiting homes damaged by sewage or flood water to assess damage. This information is being provided to local authorities who then work with homeowners to decide whether the home should be condemned.  The environmental health teams began their work July 11 and will continue to provide support for as long as needed.  Learn More>>
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  • This page last reviewed: August 06, 2020