Read Mark Dayton's State of Emergency declaration
The governor declares a state of emergency.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency following Sunday's tornado in north Minneapolis, keeping the state's emergency response program in force, and moving the state one step closer to securing outside financial assistance.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak issued a similar declaration on Sunday, and the City Council ratified the declaration in an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
Here's the first portion of Dayton's declaration. [Download the entire document here.]
More on the tornado:
- Minneapolis tornado kills one person, rips up homes
- Twin Cities tornado damage 2011: Your photos
- Minneapolis tornado: Videos from the scene
- Pawlenty strangely silent on tornado damage to Minnesota
- Minneapolis tornado "exclusion zone" map and details
- Rybak declares disaster, City Council plans emergency meeting
- Xcel says 11,000 tornado victims still without power
- Rob MacIntyre, Raptor Resource Project director, ID'd as tornado victim
- How to help tornado victims in North Minneapolis
- Minneapolis City Council OKs disaster declaration
- Floyd David Whitfield named second tornado casualty
- Minneapolis tornado rated up to EF 2, winds reached 135 mph
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