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NEWS RELEASE

Doug Neville, Director of Communications
CONTACT:
Doug Neville  651-201-7562
douglas.neville@state.mn.us
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2010
Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Southern Minnesota

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) announced today the opening of three disaster recovery centers (DRC) for residents affected by recent flooding in southern Minnesota.

The DRCs allow area residents and businesses impacted by flooding to get answers about their uninsured disaster related losses. Representative from several state agencies will provide resources to assist people in their recovery.

Residents can get information about housing, unemployment, farm advocacy and other issues they face as part of the recovery process.

Locations
Steele County Community Center-Fairgrounds
1380 S. Elm Avenue
Owatonna

Truman Public Schools, Gymnasium
401 E. 1st Street South
Truman

Mazeppa Community Center
121 Maple Street NE
Mazeppa

Hours of Operation
Friday, October 15, 1pm-7pm
Saturday, October 16, 9am-3pm
Sunday, October 17, 9am-3pm
Monday, October 18, 9am-3pm

Agencies include Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Minnesota departments of Agriculture, Employment and Economic Development, Public Safety, the American Red Cross and the University of Minnesota Extension Service. Steele County Human services, Public Health and Emergency Management will be at the Owatonna DRC.

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