Clean-up continues in the Willmar area today after heavy rains and storms on Wednesday. Tom Conway at the Schwanke Car, Tractor and Truck Museum says they got a lot of water but their collection of antique cars and trucks survived. He says “he had to avoid hitting ducks in the parking lot when he came in yesterday morning”.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department has placed a slow, no-wake restriction on county lakes due to the heavy rains. Sheriff Dan Hartog says some areas received up to 10 inches of rain, bringing levels on lakes up, and the levels will remain high for the next few days.
Kandiyohi County Emergency Management & City of Willmar says the Red Cross will hand out “clean-up kits” Friday to anyone in need free of charge. Clean-up kit includes the following: Bucket, bleach, scrubbers, sponges, mops, brooms, long handle squeegees, garbage bags and latex gloves.
The Renville County Board of Commissioners met in emergency session, to declare a State of Emergency due to the recent heavy rain and flooding that affected much of the county. This declaration is the first step in the process of obtaining disaster assistance for government owned property damaged by the storm. Renville County Emergency Management is conducting damage assessments and requests any units of government within the county to please contact the emergency management office report damage to roads or other government property within their jurisdiction.
Thanks to J.P. Cola – KWLM Willmar