STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER MN notebook: Staffs begin talking about special storm session
By Don Davis
Minnesota Gov. Mark Daytons staff has begun discussions about whether a special legislative session is needed to appropriate the states portion of funds to recover from June storms.
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The sights from the highway entering the southwest corner of the Thief River Falls Saturday afternoon were as pleasant as can be. In the southeast, however, the streets were filled with fallen trees and sweating residents struggling to clean them up.
While most people take shelter when a tornado approaches, a growing throng heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister's fury or amateurs armed with little more than a smartphone, a digital camera and a desire to sell 15 seconds of video to the nightly news.
Damaging winds knocked down trees and utility wires in parts of northern New England on Sunday, flights were delayed in New York City and there were reports of a tornado in South Carolina as the East Coast braced for the remnants of violent weather that claimed 13 lives in Oklahoma.
While no-travel advisories were lifted early today for much of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, they were quickly replaced with wind chill advisories. By early evening, it was 19 below in Grand Forks, with a possible overnight wind chill of 36 below, according to the National Weather Service.
The first major winter storm of 2013 could drop 6 to 10 inches of snow by the weekend in the Devils Lake Basin and the northern Red River Valley, while areas to the south could see rain and freezing rain.
Despite days of dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey ignored mandatory evacuation orders as Superstorm Sandy closed in. Now, after scores of deaths and harrowing escapes, emergency officials will look at what more can be done to persuade residents to get out when their lives are in danger.
The Obama administration is ordering the purchase of up to 12 million gallons of unleaded fuel and up to 10 million gallons of diesel fuel for distribution in areas impacted by Superstorm Sandy to supplement private sector efforts.
Sticking together in the aftermath of the storm has kept Staten Islanders who lost everything from completely falling apart. Self-reliance is in their blood just as the island's very geography lends itself to a feeling of isolation from the mainland: the only way to get on or off is by car, bus or ferry.
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