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Douglas County listed as in state of emergency after storms

Douglas County is among 26 counties that were declared as in a state of emergency after storms and flash flooding last month.

Governor Mark Dayton issued the executive order, which covers about a quarter of the state.

It's part of a process that will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by the storms that happened between June 20 and June 26.

Minnesota officials have already asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct damage assessments.

The federal government will not step in until the cost of cleanup tops $7.26 million. State officials expect cleanup costs to top that figure.

The counties include Aitkin, Benton, Big Stone, Carver, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Hennepin, Houston, Kandiyhoi, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Pine, Pope, Renville, Ramsey, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wilkin, Winona and Wright.