Brown County Commissioners unanimously approved resolutions declaring a State of Emergency in Brown County. The board also requested that Governor Mark Dayton pursue
a Presidential Disaster declaration for the state that would include Brown County. The Brown County Emergency management office requested the resolutions be approved
during their meeting Tuesday in order to provide assistance to municipalities, townships and county residents due to the storms that have hit the area recently. The office has estimated damages at over $500,000. Over $90,000 in estimated damages is needed to request a Presidential Disaster declaration. Brown County Emergency Management has also opened an Emergency hotline to provide assistance to all county resident that would like help with debris removal and clean up from water and/or sewer that may have come into their homes last week. If you’d like assistance please contact the County Emergency Operations Center at 233-6725. You can also find information regarding storm clean up on the county website at CO-dot-Brown-dot-MN-dot-US.