$35.5M reported in June storm damage

Published 12:47 pm Saturday, July 10, 2010

A partial estimate of damage from the tornadoes that thrashed much of Minnesota last month is about $35 million.

The figure from the federal government covers public property and the costs to government agencies responding to the violent weather. It doesn’t include damage to private property.

A slew of tornadoes touched down around the state June 17. The biggest damage by far came in Wadena, which accounted for $32 million of the $35.5 million estimate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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The disaster declaration includes the counties of Faribault, Freeborn, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Polk, Steele and Wadena counties.