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'Peacetime state of emergency' declared in 36 Minnesota counties

Fillmore, Freeborn, and Mower counties are included.

Posted: Jul 5, 2018 4:43 PM
Updated: Jul 6, 2018 8:03 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton is declaring a “peacetime state of emergency” in Fillmore, Freeborn, Mower, and 33 other counties.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says it is in response to significant flooding and other damage from severe weather.

This declaration directs all state agencies to provide assistance, starts the process of submitting a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a preliminary damage assessment, and allows Minnesota’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management division to work with FEMA to determine if the damage exceeds the federal disaster threshold of $7.7 million.

To view Governor Dayton’s declaration, click here.

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