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Governor readies National Guard to help flood-stricken areas

Gov Tim Pawlenty has activated the Minnesota National Guard to provide emergency relief services in flood-stricken areas

He signed an executive order this evening declaring a state of emergency due to dangerous flooding conditions in 35 southern Minnesota counties including Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona

The order also activates the state's Emergency Operations Plan, and the state's emergency operations center has been activated to help provide assistance to local governments

In the flood-prone city of Austin,  officials have activate the city's flood watch system, said a police dispatcher

"The rivers are rising," said clerk-dispatcher Jenny Grobe

Grobe, reading from a statement, said that all people living in or near affected areas should take "appropriate action to protect their property consistent with developments" She said people should stay tuned for updates and changes in the status of conditions from a watch to a warning

Grobe also urged people not to call the Austin law enforcement center unless "absolutely necessary" or unless people have information that will help officials evaluate the danger to the city

9/23/2010 5:02:42 PM
By Matthew Stolle and Heather Carlson
The Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

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