Staff from the state Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division are in Lake County today (TUE) assessing storm damage from last month.
On July 21st, a strong thunderstorm with high winds resulted in the deaths of two campers and a large amount of downed trees and power poles in northeastern Minnesota. Local emergency managers estimate nearly three-and-a-half million dollars in damages to the Arrowhead region. Costs associated with the storm include search and rescue operations for distressed or injured campers and clearing inaccessible roads and portages.
Survey crews plan to assess damage in St. Louis County tomorrow and on the Fond du Lac Reservation on Thursday.