“We’re here to help,” said Governor Mark Dayton this morning as he, Congressman Tim Walz and state Senator Julie Rosen surveyed flood damage in Windom. Dayton told officials and residents, “Just an extraordinary, heroic effort on all your parts and so many others, and crises bring out the best in people.”
Continue assembling complete documentation on losses, state Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Joe Kelly urged officials and residents. He says, “It’s a long way from Washington to Windom and Cottonwood County, so we have to paint a picture with words and numbers, and we get those from you.” Kelly says he expects FEMA assessors in Minnesota the second half of next week. Governor Mark Dayton has indicated he’ll ask for a federal disaster declaration.
Windom officials extimate at least 1.4 million dollars in damage to infrastructure and public facilities in that southwest Minnesota community. It’s estimated 100 to 150 homes in Windom have some type of water damage.
The group also visited Jackson and Blue Earth to survey flood damage in those communities.