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Gov. Dayton declares State of Emergency in 26 counties


ST. PAUL, Minnesota (WXOW) - On Wednesday (07/03), Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton declared a State of Emergency in 26 counties across the state.

Severe storms that ripped through the state from Thursday, June 20th through Wednesday, June 26th caused flashed flooding and a large part of the state is now seeing significant debris issues, and extensive damage to public infrastructure and the utility distribution system.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to support and assist the affected local governments and is assessing and determining the need for supplementary disaster aid.

More than 20 counties are now in a State of Emergency, and they are as follows: 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.

State agencies will continue to provide assistance, in cooperation with appropriate federal agencies, to help local units of government recover from this emergency.


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