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State and Local Teams Assess Storm Damages

2015 Crowwing PDA 1.jpgPreliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) teams from DPS-HSEM will be in the field this week working with county emergency managers in Cass, Crow Wing and Todd counties to determine the extent and cost of damages to public infrastructure from severe storms that affected those counties on July 12.
The assessments are to determine if these areas meet the criteria for the state disaster assistance program.  Governor Mark Dayton signed legislation in 2014 establishing the state disaster contingency account which provides for state assistance to counties that suffer damages but do not meet the federal threshold for a major disaster declaration.
For more information check out the fact sheet about the program.

Governor Signs Emergency Management Executive Order

​Governor Mark Dayton has signed a new executive order outlining emergency management responsibilities for state agencies during an emergency. Learn more here.