Faribault, Martin Among Counties Receiving State Funding Following Sept. Storms

Faribault, Martin and six other counties will receive some state funding for public infrastructure repairs and clean up costs from September’s severe weather.


Gov. Dayton, on Monday, authorized the use of funds from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account for emergency relief in eight Minnesota Counties and one Tribal Nation.  Areas of Faribault, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Martin, Renville, Rice, Steel and Waseca Counties and the Prairie Island Indian Community experienced significant damage to public properties caused by severe thunderstorms with heavy rains, damaging winds and tornadoes.


The storms occurred between September 18th and September 20th, 2018.


State disaster assistance for Faribault County totaled $21,836 and $289,332 for Martin County.


Aid from the Contingency Account will reimburse the Counties and Tribal Nation for 75% of public infrastructure repairs and clean up costs associated with the storms.