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Minnesota National Guard partners with community for flood planning

Minnesota Adjutant General Richard C Nash met with state and local officials Feb 23 in South Saint Paul and Stillwater to discuss the Minnesota National Guard's supporting role during the Spring floods

The purpose of the meetings was to brief the key players in the flood operations and the public regarding the preparations the state and local leaders have made The floor was also open for comments or suggestions for improvement

"We are prepared to do this mission," Nash assured the state and local leadership "We've been in the flood fight business for a number of years and have a lot of experience doing this A lot of information was gathered from recent floods and we've incorporated that into our plans "¦ and a large exercise at Holman Field where we went through the particular ways we would respond to the upcoming flood fight"

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"We are not in charge" Nash clarified "We support the local officials, the mayors, the country officials, the sheriffs and respond to the call of the governor We work for Director Eide; where she wants us to go; what she wants us to do What we are looking for are the capabilities that you need and we will respond with the right equipment, the right people at the right time The Guard will be able to respond quickly and effectively in whatever region of Minnesota we have to"

State and local leaders in attendance at the South Saint Paul meeting, hosted by Waterous, included: Kris Eide, Director of Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Mike Rothman, Department of Commerce Commissioner, Sen Jim Metzen, Sen Katie Sieben, Rep Joe Atkinson, Rep Rick Hansen, Rep Tim Mahoney, South Saint Paul Mayor Beth Baumann, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Newport Mayor Tim Geraghty, Hastings Mayor Paul Hicks, Inver Grove Heights Mayor George Tourville, Dakota County Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord, and Dakota County Sherriff Dave Bellows

State and local leaders in attendance at the Stillwater meeting included: Rep Bob Dettmer and Rep Kathy Lohmer, Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki, and Afton Mayor Pat Snyder

Photos and story by Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ewer
Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs
25 Feb 2011

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Video of Maj. Gen Nash at planning meeting
http://www.youtube.com/MNNationalGuard#p/u/0/YAd4pqEOlT0

Flood insurance
www.floodsmart.gov
insurance.mn.gov

Flood Fight 2010 video
http://www.dvidshub.net/video/108697/flood-fight-2009-part-2?sms_ss=email&at_xt=4d6ea516f5a3275e%2C0






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