First, a disaster declaration must be made. Second, the county must have sustained about $50,000 in damage to public infrastructure, which is most likely the case.
Finally, the state must have sustained $7.27 million in public damage. Whether this will be met will depend on the area covered — if the Twin Cities are included it probably will — and on the window for damages. In other words, the National Weather Service will have to decide if the storm system was just one day, a few days or longer.
Storm fatigue was apparent.
“We've had a couple of these 100-year storms in the last five or six years,” Police Chief James Ratelle said.
But it's also taught officials the ropes, Mayor Ron Gaines said.
He thanked Shawn Schloesser, a Walz field representative, but told him the city didn't really need any assistance. Well, they had one request.
“Eighty-two and dry would be perfect.”