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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • Clean up assistance provided for all BC residents

  • As residents continue to clean up and remove items from basements, kits are available to be picked up at the Emergency Operations Center located in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in New Ulm.
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  • As residents continue to clean up and remove items from basements, kits are available to be picked up at the Emergency Operations Center located in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in New Ulm.
    Kits are provided on a first-come-first-serve basis until they are gone. Anyone traveling from Springfield or Stately Township areas may call ahead to have a kit set aside.
    Volunteer organizations will be coming to Brown County to help all residents in city and rural areas with cleanup of their basements. They will be available to help with the removal of drywall, pulling up carpet, moving furniture and more.
    In order to obtain assistance from the volunteer organization, residents should call 507-233-7625 or send an e-mail to flood@co.brown.mn.us.
    Damage assessment teams made up of City and County personnel can be provided to residents as requested. Their purpose will be to determine the level of impact from water and/or sewage damage in basements that will be passed along to the state.
    The County and City Emergency Managers are in the process of completing preliminary damage assessment forms that will be utilized by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) staff to determine which programs will be provided throughout the county.
    Even though the Brown County Board of Commissioners signed a resolution requesting Gov. Mark Dayton ask President Obama to declare the county a diaster area, it is not guaranteed that federal and/or state assistance will be granted.
    More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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