Release Date: June 29, 2011
Release Number: 1990-002
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- State agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofits in Anoka and Hennepin counties have just a few days remaining to file their official requests for federal public assistance to help recover from severe storms and tornadoes on May 21-22, 2011.
The deadline to file a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) is Wednesday, July 6. Read more.
Comment: Geospatial technologies have much to offer when it comes to documenting extent of damage following a major disaster. In turn, those documentation efforts are central to FEMA's reimbursement process. Thus, the degree to which a community can use geospatial technologies to help develop extent of loss after a major disaster can directly impact the amount of funds available from FEMA for recovery efforts. Furthermore, as this notice indicates, there are limits on the time in which those requests for assistance can be made - so geospatial response efforts must be timely to be effective in this realm.