From 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.
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.
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.
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.
Weather 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.
Monday 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.
It’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.
Gov. 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.
Temperatures are expected to get above freezing every day this week. So more of the snow and ice will melt along Minnesota’s rivers.