Saturday, August 24, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: State of Emergency declared in Dodge County

Dodge County officials have declared a State of Emergency due to the extensive damage from the spring storm.

According to Sheriff Scott Rose, at the peak of the storm, more than 4,340 homes in Dodge County were without power due to damaged power poles and lines. 

“We have multiple township and county roads closed with barricades due to downed power poles and lines throughout the county,” Rose said. 

Several county roads will be closed Thursday during the overnight hours. They include:

-      County Road 16 between CR 11 and 252ndAve.

-      County Road 4 at the intersection of 230thAve.

-      County Road 13 between CR 6 West and East

“We want to remind you for your safety and the safety of our emergency responders, please do not drive around the barricades,” Rose warned.

Rose said it could be 24-72 hours before everyone’s power is restored in the county.

There are several emergency shelters open in Dodge County:

Dodge Center- Faith Lutheran Church 308 2nd St NW OPEN NOW
• Shelter up to 100
• Has wifi 

• Bring blankets/ pillows
• Bring needed medications
• Bring cell phone/ charger
• Has bathrooms but no showers • Pets OK if kennel brought with 

Hayfield- Trinity Lutheran Church 104 1st St SE OPEN NOW
• Bring pillows/ blankets
• Bring cell phone/ charger 

Kasson/ Mantorville- KM High School 101 16th St NE OPENING AT 7PM
• Beds for 60-65
• Can shelter 100-150 

• No pets unless service animals
• Bring blankets/pillow
• Bring cell phone/ charge
• Bathrooms and showers available- bring toiletries to include bath towel • Wifi available 

West Concord - Old Funeral home building west of fire department OPENING AT 7PM
• No pets unless service animals
• Bring blankets/pillow 

• Bring cell phone/ charge • Bathrooms available 

Claremont- not opening a shelter unless needed 

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Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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