DULUTH-FEMA crews have decided to extend their stay in the Northland to continue their search for unreported private flood damage, a representative said on Saturday.
Their assessments were scheduled to finish on Friday but they would like to do another sweep, crews said.
Mark Neveau, Federal Coordinating Officer for FEMA, said it is because each additional story included in FEMA reports will make it more likely that homeowners will receive individual assistance.
"There's rural areas. Sometimes people don't understand the process and they're not sure how it works. We want to make sure that we give everybody the opportunity – no stone unturned – so we can get every individual that needs help," Neveau said.
There are no guarantees that the Northland will be given aid for damages to private property, Neveau said.
If you have unreported damage contact your local emergency manager to get in touch with FEMA.