ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Teams of federal, state and local representatives will begin work to tally flood damage in 13 Minnesota counties and the Fond du Lac reservation on Tuesday.
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and local government will form four teams who will tour the flood-damaged areas.READ MORE: Twin Cities Ranks 15th Among Cities With Most Energy Star-Certified Buildings
Homeland Security director Kris Eide says it’s important for the water to recede and enough debris to be cleared for the team to work. Their damage assessments are the first step in determining whether Gov. Mark Dayton will make a request for a disaster declaration.READ MORE: Electric Fetus Ranked Among The 10 Great Record Stores In America, According To Spin
Assessments will be made in Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota and Sibley counties Tuesday; in Lake, Aitkin, Goodhue, Meeker, Kandiyohi counties Wednesday; and in St. Louis, Carlton, Rice and Pine counties Thursday.MORE NEWS: Wisconsin Assembly To Vote On Chokehold Ban, Police Reform Bills
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