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RED CROSS WRAPS UP DAMAGE ASSESSMENT


Mon, Jun 21st, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

[Rochester, MN, June 19, 2010] - Trained Red Cross damage assessment volunteers have completed their survey of damage caused to homes, mobile homes, and apartments in Minnesota due to the storms that hit the state on Thursday night, June 16. The final report shows that a total of 795 dwellings were affected by this disaster. Of those, 101 were destroyed rendering them permanently uninhabitable. Another 152 suffered major damage, meaning that extensive repairs are needed to make the home habitable; and 224 received minor damage, requiring minor repairs or cleaning to be made habitable.

Wadena and Freeborn Counties are responsible for a large portion of the damage statistics; however damage was widespread throughout the state. Here is how it looks in each of the affected counties.

In Faribault County, 3 homes were destroyed while 2 suffered major damage and 14 had minor damage. In Freeborn County, 42 homes were destroyed, 30 showed major damage and 81 showed minor damage. In Olmsted County, 8 homes were destroyed, 19 had major damage and 36 had minor damage. In Otter tail County, 18 homes were destroyed, 11 had major damage and 3 had minor damage. In Steele County, 4 homes have been destroyed, 12 had major damage and 10 displayed minor damage. In Wadena County, 27 homes were destroyed, 76 had major damage and 76 had minor damage. In Winona County, 1 home was destroyed, 2 sustained major damage, and 5 had minor damage.

"Gathering this disaster damage information is critical to the success of our operation," said Melanie Tschida, Executive Director of the Southeast Minnesota American Red Cross. "With this information, we can determine priorities for providing assistance, verify the damage suffered by families requesting Red Cross disaster assistance and determine where needs are most urgent. Additionally, decisions such as staffing supply needs, estimating relief costs and providing a basis for fund-raising decisions are all based on a complete and accurate damage assessment."

As a result of the tornadoes, the Red Cross opened four temporary shelters and is currently feeding in several communities. Volunteers are also providing Health and Mental Health Services and preparing to provide other types of individual assistance in the days ahead.

Though the survey has been completed, the number of affected dwellings may still vary somewhat during the following weeks. "Historically, when dealing with disaster areas as wide spread .....
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AMERICAN RED CROSS OPENS SHELTERS FOR AREA STORM VICTIMS

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

[Rochester, MN, June 18, 2010, 12:15 AM] - The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW, Rochester, for any area residents who are without safe shelter due to the tornadoes and straight-line winds ..... 
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Red Cross Begins Feeding in Affected Communities

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

[Rochester, MN, June 18, 2010, 12:00 AM] - The American Red Cross will soon begin feeding operations in the Ellendale community as well as in the Lincolnshire neighborhood of northwest Rochester. Our disaster assessment teams are also beginning to re ..... 
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AGENCIES KICKING OFF SUMMER WITH MOTORCYCLE ENFORCEMENT

Tue, Jun 15th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

ST. PAUL -As thousands of motorcycle riders hit the roads this summer, around 400 agencies across Minnesota will ramp up patrols on Saturday, June 19 for enhanced motorcycle enforcement to stop impaired and speeding riders. The Department of Public S ..... 
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Fire at the Fillmore Central High School investigation complete

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

The investigation has been completed on the fire that occurred at the Fillmore Central High School in Harmony on May 19th.

The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall's Office have concluded that the fire start ..... 
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Sheriff's News Release: Fire at the Fillmore Central High School - May 19, 2010

Tue, May 25th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

The investigation has been completed on the fire that occurred at the Fillmore Central High School in Harmony on May 19th.

The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall's Office have concluded that the fire started ..... 
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Not alone

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

Three years ago it was Trout Days, and I had just finished performing a song with my good friend and duet partner, Sami Skaalen. Another friend ran up to me and told me my father's house was on fire. This time around, it was my father who told me ab ..... 
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Fillmore Central fire

Wed, May 19th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

Around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, students and teachers at Fillmore Central High School in Harmony were enjoying their lunch hour or working on last-minute school work in study hall. The fire alarm sounded, and everyone went outside and across the str ..... 
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Fillmore Central fire

Wed, May 19th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

Around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, students and teachers at Fillmore Central High School in Harmony were enjoying their lunch hour or working on last-minute school work in study hall. The fire alarm sounded, and everyone went outside and across the str ..... 
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