Updates: Storm!

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UPDATED 6/23 | Scroll down to see photos and comments below official notices. 

From Minneapolis Public Schools:

“The Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will cancel summer programs tomorrow, Monday, June 24 at six buildings which are without power due to recent storms. The power outages will affect summer school at Folwell, Lucy Laney, Nellie Stone Johnson and South High School, the Broadway High School summer program at Longfellow, and the South Campus Adult Basic Education program located at 2225 East Lake Street.”

From City of St. Paul:

“Due to the widespread impact and resulting level of debris from the storm, City of Saint Paul Forestry will assist homeowners who need help removing tree debris from the storm by picking it up from their curb within the next three weeks.  Forestry can only pick up logs and brush–not stumps– that have been downed as a result of the storm. To have tree debris collected from the curb, residents must notify the Forestry hotline at 651-632-5129 and debris must be placed on the curb by Friday, June 28. Tree debris must be separated from non-tree debris. It may take up to three weeks to collect the debris.”

From City of Minneapolis:

“The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and City of Minneapolis continue removing hundreds of trees and reopening city streets following Friday night’s storm. A wood recycling site will be open Monday and curbside tree debris collection is planned for July 1-12 to help folks get rid of tree debris from their yards. …
“Residents should stay away from downed power lines and report their location to Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999. All downed power lines, even if they’re not moving or sparking, are dangerous and should never be approached. To report an outage, or to receive outage information or restoration estimates, customers are asked to call Xcel Energy’s outage line at 1-800-895-1999. … 

To report a tree blocking a sidewalk or street, or a boulevard tree down on private property, contact the Park Board Forestry Department at 612-313-7710 or forestry@minneapolisparks.org until 7 p.m. today or from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. weekdays.” 

Severe storms swept across Minnesota and Wisconsin before dawn on Friday, June 21, and again in the late afternoon and early evening. More storms are expected through the night. The storms knocked out power, downed trees, flooded streets, and blew the covers off manholes. Here are some of the pictures and posts from the Friday storms. 

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