STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER More counties to get flood aid
Federal authorities have added eight Minnesota counties to those eligible for disaster assistance following last month's floods.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Securit... Posted on 10/19/10 at 12:05 PM
The American Red Cross launched its official Tornado App this week, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas, such as Minnesota.
As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, statewide tornado drills will be held today, Thursday, at 1:45 and 6:55 p.m. to accommodate safety planning for schools, businesses, families and second-shift workers. Most of Minnesota’s 87 counties will participate in the evening drill.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will be in Wadena on Friday to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Wadena-Deer Creek High School to replace the one that was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the community last summer.
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a $1,160,391 National Emergency Grant award to assist clean-up and recovery efforts following three days of severe storms and flooding that struck Minnesota this past September.
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