Spring 2022 was especially hard for many areas of the Northland with the perfect combination of snow melt and especially strong storms creating flooding conditions for many.  While some areas were spared an impact, others were at the receiving end of damage that they're still cleaning up and paying for.

For St. Louis County property owners who sustained flood damage to their primary residence between April 22, 2022 to the present date are urged to complete their damage assessment surveys and get them submitted to FEMA by Friday, July 15. The assessment surveys will be used by the federal agency to determine whether or not funding would be made available to the area.

According to details shared by St. Louis County, the worst of the spring 2022 flooding happened in the Rainy River/Rainy Lake Basin area.  However, many parts of the Iron Range and Fredenberg Township also sustained flood damage during that time period as well.

The FEMA damage assessment survey will help plot the areas that sustained the worst of the storms.  It will also help determine whether or not FEMA provides financial help to private property owners in our area.

In addition to the potential for federal funds, the survey will also help the St. Louis County  Assessors Department determine the potential for property tax relief as part of its damage assessment process.  That work is expected to be finished up by the end of July, but is "contingent upon water levels being conducive to allow for proper field inspections".

Private property owners in St. Louis County who have already completed and submitted their FEMA survey already this spring do not need to do so again.  However, if you haven't or didn't know about it, that deadline is July 15.. Click here to get started.

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