North Dakota State Drought Programs

Program Title: Douglas C. Friez, State Director Division of Emergency Management (DEM)

Function: Communication, Mitigation, Monitoring and Prediction, Response

Program Assistance or Functional Assistance: DEM is the custodian of the ND Emergency Operations Plan. The plan calls for DEM to coordinate efforts of up to 40 state agencies in emergency/disaster initiatives as follows: alerting and warning; situation assessment; activating resources; implementing response, recovery and restoration measures; and maintaining public education awareness, as well as liaison and coordination with local and federal governments and private resources.

Statute or Authority: Chapter 37-17.1 (01-23); North Dakota Century Code

Agencies (primary agency listed first): All state agencies can be activated as appropriate based on procedures established within the plan

Customers Served: Statewide, both public and private

Triggering Event or Circumstance-How does this program relate to drought? Impacts first identified locally and legitimized by local declaration of emergency/disaster.

Unmet Needs at federal, state, local and tribal levels. Includes changes from customer or "provider" perspective: Volunteer organizations active in disasters may be able to help individuals on a case-by-case basis.

Program Limitations: Major limitations will be financial resources.

Contact Name and Phone Number: Douglas C. Friez, State Director ND Emergency Management
(701) 328-8100