Tuesday, April 16, 2013
There will be a statewide drill at 1:45 p.m.
Get ready. Though the snow hasn't yet thawed (and still keeps coming), one hallmark of spring is on the way: Tornado Drill Day. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has issued an alert to all residents to prepare for a statewide drill on Thursday April 18, 2013, at 1:45 p.m. to give schools, business, hospitals and other organizations a chance to practice their emergency plans. Most counties—but not all—will also conduct a second drill at 6:55 p.m. Don't know what to do?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A Mendota Heights resident living near Pickerel Lake said Saturday evening's storm "sounded like an airplane flying through our backyard."
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us On Saturday evening Leighton and Dianne Siegel were asleep in their home on the 700 block of Woodridge Drive, by Pickerel Lake, when they were awoken by the thunderstorm that spawned two confirmed tornadoes in Burnsville and Eagan. Leighton Siegel said there was no doubt in his mind that a tornado swept through Mendota Heights. “We were woken up about 11 o’clock, and it sounded like an airplane flying through our backyard,” Siegel said. “I don’t think it could be anything else [but a tornado] because it sounded very localized.” The National Weather Service's report on the storm shows an area of "sporadic tree/powerline damage" near …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The National Weather Service is tracking a line of severe thunderstorms moving through the metro area.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The special weather statement issued last night by the National Weather Service regarding a line of severe thunderstorms has expired. Although forecasters say the threat for severe weather is currently low, thunderstorms are likely across much of the area on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. ***** A line of severe thunderstorms rolling through the metro area may bring half-dollar-sized hail and wind speeds in excess of 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The service has issued a special weather statement through 10:30 p.m. on Thursday evening. Heavy downpours are expected with the storm, as is frequent cloud-to-ground lightning. …
Monday, July 9, 2012
See which Patch stories had the most Eagan residents clicking last month.
Here's a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Eagan Patch in June. Did you catch all of them? Click the links to get back to the original posts. .
Saturday, July 7, 2012
In other South Metro news, the Minnesota Zoo sets an all-time attendance record, and
As the nation celebrated its 236th birthday last week, Dakota County sweltered under a seemingly endless heat wave. The combination of heat, humidity and holiday led to a slower-than-average news week, but there were several important developments throughout the county. Here's a review of the biggest news stories from the past several days, on this Patch or those of our neighbors, that may be of interest to you, or will affect you. Click on the headline links to review the stories. Dakota County Eligible For Federal Disaster Funding A total of 13 Minnesota counties and three tribal nations have been declared eligible for disaster relief funding after last month's severe storms and flooding. Minnesota Zoo Attendance Sets All-Time …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Preliminary assessments revealed more than $108 million in cost damages after June's storms.
Dakota County was included today on a list of 13 Minnesota counties and three tribal nations declared eligible for disaster relief funding after last month's severe storms and flooding. Preliminary assessments indicated more than $108 million worth of damage, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Under Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines, the federal government will fund 75 percent of the approved cost; the remaining 25 percent is a state/local match. Those areas declared eligible for the funding are Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Kandiyohi, Lake, Meeker, Pine, Rice, Sibley and St. Louis. Tribal nations deemed eligible for federal funding include: Fond du Lac…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
In other news from around the region, Dakota County residents react to Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, and three juveniles charged in the Lakeville School scandal plead guilty.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the most important recent developments from throughout Dakota County. Here's a look at stories that first appeared on this site, or of Patches covering nearby cities, that may interest or affect you. To read the full stories, just click on the headlines. Dakota County Up for $1.4 Million in Federal Disaster Relief The county could get money to recover from a severe storm that ripped through on June 19, damaging roads, uprooting trees and inundating the Miesville Ravine Park Reserve. Southeast Metro Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling Residents, local health care providers and politicians weigh in on the Supreme Court decision that President Obama's '…
Sunday, June 24, 2012
An early-week storm wreaked havoc in much of the South Metro area, and a land-use issue in Eagan prompts a threat.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the most important recent news from across the region. Here are some of the past week's stories on this site and those of our neighbors that may have affected you. To see the whole stories, click on the headline. Photos: Utility Poles, Ball Field Fences, Trees Down in Wake of Storms in Apple Valley & Rosemount Pilot Knob Road in Apple Valley was closed from 150th to 160th streets, fences and equipment were blown over at Quarry Point Park and numerous trees fell due to high winds. Death Threat Underscores Controversial Golf Course Redevelopment Meeting Despite receiving a threatening, handwritten note, the Eagan City Council voted to move forward with a …