FEMA Assessors Continue Flood Damage Surveying in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

July 16, 2012 Updated Jul 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)---FEMA assessors continued surveying flood damage today, going door to door in Duluth's Fond du Lac neighborhood, Monday.

The Federal assessment teams work with local and state officials to review all damages submitted to county emergency management offices.

Once assessors have thoroughly analyzed government and personal property damage in the Northland, they will submit their reports to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.

The Governor will then determine whether the state will be able to recover on its own, or if federal monies will be made available to help.

FEMA assessors say they plan to work until they have a thorough analysis of damage in the flood ravaged Northland.

"We can look at structural damage to a foundation," Marquita Hynes, a FEMA Public Information Officer said. "We can look at the amount of water that's been in the basement, has it come up to the first floor, all these different kinds of damages that people are showing us and telling us about. If people were displaced from their home, the amount of time."

Teams are scheduled to assess damage in Carlton County on Tuesday and Aitkin County on Wednesday.

The federal FEMA crews will also begin assessing damages to public infrastructure in Superior Tuesday.

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