We are getting more information coming in as Cities assess damage…
From Rice County Administrator Sara Folstad:
The Rice County Highway Department has Rice County Road 11, (Roberds Lake Boulevard) closed from 180th Street West to 172nd Street West. Residents in this area do not have access in or out. Downed power lines in large trees have to be cleared before this road can be re-opened. We currently do not have an estimated timeline from the utility company.
Also, Rice County Rice County Road 8 (130th St. East that travels east and west) and Dundas Blvd, (that travels north and south) are barricaded due to power lines and power poles laying in the roadway.
Highway staff will be securing the temporary traffic control devices set out last night, and assessing related debris clean up. Many power lines are down throughout the county. Highway staff set out traffic control devices to identify these locations.
We would like to remind you that citizens are not allowed to drive around barricaded roads. This is for your protection due to downed power lines and scattered debris. You are also reminded to not try to remove trees and debris from public roadways, please report blocked roads to our information line 507-333-3877.
Due to damage at the Rice County Landfill, we will be closed to the public while we assess the situation. We will provide an update on hours of operation as soon we are able.
Nancy Carlson reports:
|Major storm damage our home and daughter ‘s Seeds Farm. Totaled huge greenhouse, hoop houses and blew out kitchen windowMajor storm damage our home and daughter ‘s Seeds Farm. Totaled huge greenhouse, hoop houses and blew out kitchen windowMajor storm damage our home and daughter ‘s Seeds Farm. Totaled huge greenhouse, hoop houses and blew out kitchen window|
Here is information for those who have suffered damage (thanks David Bly for sharing this):
The Department of Commerce’s Consumer Services Center (CSC) is available to help consumers with questions, concerns, or complaints following a damaging storm, flood, or tornado. The CSC can help consumers understand their rights, work with their insurer to settle a claim, and help Minnesotans make informed insurance decisions after a flood or storm damages their home, auto, or property.
The CSC can be reached by phone at (651) 539-1600 or (800) 657-3602 (Greater Minnesota) or by email at [email protected]
I have also included a link to the Commerce Department’s Disaster Information Center, which has much of the same information as the guide and can be easily shared via social media: