Volunteers may help with cleanup
The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management requests that volunteers wishing to provide their time in the clean-up efforts of the Wadena tornado arrive and park at the old Pamida parking lot, along U.S. Highway 71, and wait for further guidance by coordinators of the relief effort.
Volunteers can begin helping on Monday, June 21. The old Pamida lot will be the staging area when volunteers are mobilized.
Volunteers are asked to wear appropriate work clothing, gloves, safety shoes/boots, and to bring plenty of water and/or food and be ready to assist with debris removal. Please remember some of the debris will be sharp metals and glass, with the potential for slight injury.
All contractors need to provide contact information along with license, bond information, and insurance to City Hall prior to their arrival.
Also, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota State Patrol officials are asking all non-resident motorists to avoid the Wadena area through Monday, June 21. Congested traffic on U.S. Highway 10 and local roads is severely interfering with recovery efforts.
The radio station 105.9 FM KKWS The Superstation will offer live on-air radio updates of events and public information regarding the Wadena tornado.
For more information, call deputy Brian Halbasch 218-732-2588.