Folks Across The State Are Holding Up In The Flood FightFrom the top of the state, to the bottom, Emergency Management Director Kris Eide has seen firsthand the damage the flooded 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.
Minn. Prepares To Open Shelters For Propane Users The emergency management director said Friday that Minnesota is prepared to open warming shelters if propane supply problems continue in large portions of the country and cold weather persists in the state.
Good Question: What Do You Need In Your Car To Survive Winter Storms?Every winter, Minnesotans accidently find themselves stuck in the snow -- sometimes for hours, but even for days. It happened to one Wisconsin couple vacationing in Wyoming last week. They were rescued after six days trapped in their car that was stuck in the snow. A rancher found them yesterday morning and took them to safety.
Minn. Officials Ask FEMA To Assess Ice Storm Damage The state Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday that one of its top officials has asked FEMA to conduct a damage assessment after last week’s ice storm toppled trees and power lines in southwestern Minnesota.
Emergency Alerts To Be Sent Via Text MessageWeather warnings and other alerts will soon be available on your cell phone. This is part of a national plan to alert Americans to warnings, no matter where they are.
Safety Official: Act As If It's Already Tornado SeasonMonday night's tornado in Elysian, Minn., a small town in southeastern Minnesota, is a reminder that severe weather can happen this early in the year.
Minn. To Take Part In Emergency System TestIt's only a test, but Minnesota public safety officials say now is a good time to have an emergency kit in your home and an emergency plan for your family.
Dayton To Appeal Feds' Denial Of Minn. Tornado AidGov. Mark Dayton says he will appeal the federal government's denial of disaster aid for homeowners, renters and businesses contending with damage from last month's deadly Minneapolis tornado.
Preps Begin For Possible Record Flooding In St. PaulTemperatures are expected to get above freezing every day this week. So more of the snow and ice will melt along Minnesota's rivers.