Minneapolis Tornado Resources

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The city of Minneapolis is implementing a number of checkpoints in the north Minneapolis neighborhoods hardest hit by Sunday’s tornado.
Latest Checkpoints And City’s Tornado Response

If you have an emergency, or smell gas, call 911.
If you have a non-emergency question or report, call 311.

Family Assistance Center: Call 651-268-8537 if you have a loved one unaccounted for after Sunday’s severe weather.
Salvation Army
American Red Cross

Shelter assistance, food and water is available at the following Minneapolis Public Schools:
Patrick Henry High School
North High School
Folwell Middle School (MPS closed building), 3611 20th Ave. S.

Three stations have been set up to make food and water available to North Side residents. The three locations are:
Lowry and Penn avenues
Golden Valley Road and Penn Avenue
Lowry and Lyndale avenues

For internet access, three Hennepin County libraries are open to the public:

For displaced pets, call Minneapolis Animal Care & Control at 311
Animal Humane Society

Project Connect: Tornado Assistance Center
On Tuesday, May 24, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis will conduct Project Connect: Tornado Assistance Center. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Project Connect will assist Minneapolis residents with the following services:
Emergency assistance such as financial assistance, food support replacement, clothing vouchers and emergency supplies.
Housing and shelter resources.
Mental health care for dealing with the after effects of a traumatic event.
Legal assistance for issues related to the storm, such as understanding your rights if your rental property is no longer habitable.
Basic health care, including help with lost medications.
Voice mail set ups, internet and phones.
Parent resources, such as crisis nursery and help from Minneapolis Public Schools to keep children in school.
Identification assistance for lost birth certificates, driver’s licenses or other identification.

Bus transportation to Project Connect will be provided with trips every half hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (the last bus from the Convention Center will leave at 2:30) from three locations:

The Family Assistance Center at 1025 Broadway St. NE
Pilot City at 1315 Penn Ave. N.
Cub Foods at 701 W. Broadway

Also on May 24, North High School will serve as a meal center.

Bag lunches and water will be provided by the Minneapolis Public Schools Nutrition Services and will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
North High School is located at 1500 James Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 5541.

The Minneapolis City and Park Board will offer a tree debris pickup service for property owners on the north side. The city wrote: “Public Works and Park Board crews will collect tree debris that can be brought to the boulevard beginning Wednesday, May 25 through June 10 for properties affected by the tornado in the city west of Interstate 94 and north of Highway 55 (Olson Memorial Highway). This service is for property owners clearing their property of tree debris after storm damage only—it is not for contractors doing work for property owners or for regular tree pruning. It is only for tree debris, not construction or other materials.”

Make sure your tree removal service is licensed. Unlicensed companies may not be insured for damage they might cause to your property. Check here for more Tree Service Contractor Info.


Salvation Army
A $10 donation can be made by texting “blessing” to 85944. The charge will be added to your cell phone bill. Make sure to reply “yes” to confirm your donation.

Red Cross
A $10 donation can be made by texting “redcross” to 90999. The charge will be added to your cell phone bill.

Urban Homeworks is organizing volunteers too. Here’s a link to their home page.


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Metro Transit

After A Tornado
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Photo Gallery: Storm Images
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If you have photos from the storm, send them to photos@wcco.com.

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