Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding
June 17, 2010 to June 26, 2010
Presidential Declaration Date
July 2, 2010 for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation
FEMA ID Number
DR-1921 (Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding)
Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, Houston, Kittson, Nicollet, Olmsted, Otter Tai, Polk, Sibley, Steele, and Wadena.
Total Cost (eligible)
$18, 207, 827 (as of 1/3/2013)
The FEMA Public Assistance Program is a 75 percent reimbursement program
The State of Minnesota is funding 100 percent of the non-federal share for this disaster declaration
All applicants have received their initial payments
On June 17, a powerful storm system crossed into Minnesota from the Dakotas and brought damaging thunderstorm winds, hail, and flooding rains and tornadoes across the state. The storms spawned 48 confirmed tornadoes ranging in intensity from EF0 to EF4 in a single day. Three fatalities occurred at widely dispersed locations in the state while many injuries were reported, and property damage was extensive. In particular, a large number of homes in Wadena County were damaged or destroyed including the High School.
The tornado outbreak was notable for the number of tornadoes produced in a single day (a Minnesota record) and the geographic extent of the event.
Visit the Minnesota Climatology Working Group webpage on this event for more details.