MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From the top of the state, to the bottom, Emergency Management Director Kris Eide has seen firsthand the damage the flood has caused.
“We thought we’d dodged a bullet,” Eide said.
Eide was referring to the fact that floods usually happen in the spring and not summer. She said while the work of previous sandbagging has taken its toll, there is still more work to be done.
“We are looking at the northern border where they are still sandbagging after two weeks,” Eide said.
She said it helps to have the Governor visit.
“They really like it when the Governor cares enough to visit,” she said.
She said the farther people are from St. Paul, Minn. they fear they will be forgotten, so it really makes a difference when Gov. Dayton travels to the far reaches of the state.