2012 Flood Response and Action Plan
2012 Flood Response and Action Plan
As you prepare for potential flooding, the first step is to be aware of the flood potential or flood risk and to monitor conditions throughout flood season:
Unmet Needs Community Resources
Mental Health Crisis Information Resources•
211 – 24 Hour Information Resource and Referral and Crisis Services• Mental Health Crisis Line – 328-8899
• American Red Cross 223.6700 or 1.888.800.9259
• After hours call 211 or Mental Health Crisis Line 328-8899
• Project Renew
Burleigh-Morton Long-Term Flood Recovery Fund
The Missouri Slope Areawide United Way is working with a committee comprised of community leaders, agencies and clergy to assist in the application process and distribution of the Burleigh-Morton Long-Term Flood Recovery Funds. 100% of the dollars raised for MSA United Way’s Flood Fund will be used to assist individuals directly affected by the recent flooding in the area. To date, over $130,000 has been raised.
The fund was established to address unmet needs that remain after FEMA and insurance claims have been processed. The Burleigh Morton Long-Term Recovery Committee (BMLTRC) is working with non-profit agency case managers who specialize in disaster recovery. They are utilizing the statewide Resources Agencies Flood Team (RAFT) application. Applicants will be assigned a case manager who will assess each case individually and present the cases anonymously to the BMLTRC-Unmet Needs Committee for review. A point system developed by the committee will be used to insure that distribution of funds is fair and equitable.
RAFT applications can be found online at or by calling United Way at 701-255-3601. Paper copies are also available at Dan’s Supermarkets in Bismarck and Mandan, Cash Wise, Central Market and Burleigh County Senior Center. www.msaunitedway.org
The BMLTRC Unmet Needs Committee will meet weekly to review cases and make final funding decisions.
The application deadline is Dec 1, 2011. To qualify, you must be a resident of Burleigh or Morton county who was impacted by the 2011 flooding, and have applied to FEMA and SBA.
MSA United Way continues to accept donations to help local people rebuild their lives. The committee will continue to actively raise dollars for the fund. Donations to this fund are kept separate from the annual United Way Campaign for the community. Checks should be made payable to MSA United Way Flood Relief and mailed to MSA United Way, PO Box 2111, Bismarck ND 58502. Donations are also accepted online via credit card at www.msaunitedway.org or by calling MSA United Way at 701-255-3601.
Helping Hands Available to Help Flood Victims
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has many volunteers available to assist Bismarck-Mandan residents whose homes suffered flood damage to remove drywall, insulation, flooring, carpeting, furniture, appliances, debris, etc.
This effort is part of the Church’s ongoing “Helping Hands” service. Volunteers provide the tools and equipment necessary to complete the work.
Those requesting assistance are asked to call 701-390-9392 between the hours of 7A.M. and 7 P.M.
Financial Awareness ResourcesResidents who are experiencing any of the flooding throughout North Dakota, can take advantage of advice from financial counselors at The Village Financial Resource Center. For more information, call 1-800-450-4019.
The Village Financial Resource Center
Lutheran Disaster Response of Morton and Burleigh Counties who need clean up assistance may contact LutheranDisaster Response at 1-800-950-2901 for flood recovery assistance.
Flood Recovery Guidance and Resources