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Individual AssistanceHomeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to return to Minnesota. HSEM is requesting joint preliminary damage assessments (PDAs) for more than 1,200 homes and businesses that sustained damages from severe storms between June 15 and July 12.
Gov. Mark Dayton has authorized State Disaster Assistance for Ramsey County after an April rockslide forced the closure of Wabasha Street in St. Paul. The funds will reimburse the county for debris cleanup costs and repairs to stabilize the slope. An engineering study found that the bluff is still at risk of failing and protections are needed to prevent another slide. A damage assessment, conducted by HSEM, estimated the cleanup and repair costs at more than $1 million. Under Minnesota law, the state will cover 75 percent of eligible costs and counties are responsible for the remaining 25 percent. Learn more about the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account.Read Gov. Dayton’s authorization letter.
It may be summer break for educators and students alike, but Minnesota School Safety Center (MnSSC) staff are not taking time off. New numbers show just how much outreach they have completed this year. MnSSC staff have held 97 outreach events with school districts across the state, addressing issues like school safety and emergency operations planning. In all, our programs have reached an estimated 1,300 school personnel. More school safety assessments and training opportunities are scheduled throughout the summer months. Most recently, MnSSC staff visited Polk County to discuss:
Video Description: This video shows what happens behind the scenes during an exercise in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).