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Federal aid will cover 75 percent of costs incurred
WORTHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday signed a presidential disaster declaration for Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Cottonwood counties after an April 9 ice storm snapped thousands of power poles and thousands more trees.
WORTHINGTON — It was Maundy Thursday morning, or Good Friday morning. The talk was of sculpture, the crucified Christ. How many statues of the crucifixion have you seen? Where was the best Christ sculpture you have seen?
During the recent visit by Governor Dayton and numerous other state and federal officials to view our storm damage, I questioned many of them as to what the most effective approach would be to encourage a disaster declaration.
Gene Metz, Nobles County Commissioner, Lismore
, April 26, 2013
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Administrator Tom Johnson announced Friday that Nobles County Emergency Management Director Joyce Jacobs has submitted the Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) numbers as requested to the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) following heavy snow, freezing rain and ice last week.
9:45 a.m. Sunday press release:
WORTHINGTON -– We are making progress! Yesterday, Nobles Cooperative Electric estimated that 2,500 members were without power, today those numbers show dramatic improvement with 2,000 members out of power. The cooperative can now report that 95 percent of our three-phase (main) line is restored.
The Nobles County Emergency Operations Center will be open on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Groups or individuals in the community who are interested in volunteering to help with the clean-up effort are asked to contact the Nobles County Emergency Operation Center at 295-5359.
Power out for more than 4,000 in Nobles and Jackson counties WORTHINGTON — Nobles Cooperative Electric went from more than 3,400 member households without power Thursday morning to approximately 3,200 households without power by 4 p.m. Yet while the numbers were declining, there’s still much work to be done, and concerns linger about downed power lines under the weight of ice and snow.
WORTHINGTON — While Worthington-area residents cleaned up from Tuesday night’s freezing rain and prepared for the snow that was predicted to start falling, law enforcement officials said Wednesday morning that there had not been any serious accidents.
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