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Governor Dayton signs Executive Order to take action on flooding

April 06, 2011

St. Paul, MN -- Governor Mark Dayton today signed Executive Order 11-11, declaring a state of emergency for 46 Minnesota counties impacted by spring flooding. The emergency declaration enables the State Emergency Operations Center to provide immediate help, when requested by those counties.  
Many areas along the Crow, Minnesota and Mississippi rivers in Minnesota are expecting a second spring flood crest and areas in Northern Minnesota along the Red River and its tributaries are preparing for near-record flooding the coming days.
The Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue the activation of the Minnesota Emergency Operations Plan, continue the provision of on-site support and assistance to the affected local governments, and determine the need for supplementary disaster aid.
All state agencies are directed to continue to provide the assistance necessary to help local units of government respond to and recover from this emergency.
The Adjutant General of Minnesota will order to state active duty on or about April 6, 2011, in the service of the State, any personnel and equipment of the military forces of the State required to provide assistance in preparing for the emergency and in providing emergency relief services. 
A copy of today’s Executive Order is attached [PDF], listing each of the 46 counties included.