Walz Authorizes Contingency Funding for Southern Minnesota Storm Damage
James Allen | Oct 15, 2019 AT 5:05 am
Governor Tim Walz is authorizing the use of funds from the state's contingency fund to help southern Minnesota counties recover from storm damage in mid-July.
Eligible counties are Blue Earth, Cottonwood, Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Le Sueur, Wabasha and Winona.
Walz says that section of Minnesota was "hit particularly hard by a series of severe storms that crushed public infrastructure and slowed local economies."
The state will pick up
75 percent of eligible costs and local governments must cover the remaining 25