Dayton Declares State Of Emergency Due To Storm In Several Local Counties
Over the weekend, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared a State of Emergency in Minnesota. On Saturday, Dayton issued Emergency Executive Order 11-21, declaring a State of Emergency in Minnesota, following the severe weather that caused extensive damage starting in southwest Minnesota and moving northeast through the listening area last Friday, July 1. Areas now affected by this order include the counties of Anoka, Brown, Isanti, Kanabec, and Pine, as well as Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Scott, Stearns, Wright, and more.
Under the order, the Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue the activation of the Minnesota Emergency Operations Plan, they will also continue the provision of on-site support and assistance to the affected local governments,This also allows for supplementary disaster aid. State agencies are directed to provide necessary assistance to help local units of government respond to and recover from this emergency.