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storms - UPDATED 8/28/6 **volunteers needed**

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Hope everyone is ok! If anyone needs any help I'm sure that the guys on this board would be more than willing to lend a hand, I know I would. Take care Chris

Note from Rick 8/28/06: There is a real need for more volunteers - Le Sueur County officials want volunteers to call their hotline at (507) 357-8211.

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Excellent idea !!!!

If anybody is in need of help please post it here or main Open Water forum, we'll get a crew ready to go !!!!!

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Sounds like from the news and reports I have heard that there is alot of heavy damage in that area. frown.gif

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I am willing to lend a hand. Will be in the southern area starting tomorrow. Just drop a line!

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I have chainsaws and am in forestry by trade. I handle a lot of storm damage at work and owould be willing to help out this weekend if help is needed. Storm damage can be risky business. I have all my own gear to climb and trim trees. No chipper or truck, but I have the gear and will travel.

email or call ahamilton@mn.rr.com or 952-994-5476

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Nice idea Chris. The help is certainly needed. My family just went for a drive and followed the track of the storm from Nicollet to just E of Cleveland and it is unbelievable. Complete and total destruction. Very devastating. I can assure you people will not be turning down help for months on end.

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I realize many people in the areas hit by the storm may not have phone or internet access, but the lucky ones who do if you can pass on our offers and well wishes.

LIke Jamison said, this will not be a weekend affair. I am available saturday and then more available in sept.

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I spent the day at a friend that stores my fishhouse in the summer. What a mess. The house is totaled and lots of trees down It is nice to see all the people that came out to help today. But as sure as the sun will come up tomorrow, people will be back out to help out, if not there down the road to the next place. This will take along time. There are still alot of down power line, some roads are closed yet.

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I know there was a thread on here of people willing to help down in southern Minnesota.

Just now on the radio they were begging for volunteers. If your willing to help out some fellow MN people, you are supposed to go to the Cleavland City Fire Hall and bring gloves.

Thanks to all who donate their time now in a time of need!

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I just heard about this yesterday as my wife and I were up on Vermilion with not much contact back home. My sympathies go out to those affected. Sounds like one of my co-workers in Nicollet might have been affected, but I haven't heard much.

Hope everyone is doing as well as can possibly be.

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Last night, one of the news stations said NOT to show up at fire halls as they are not set up to handle volunteers. Instead, they listed an 800 number to call if you wanted to help.(Sorry, I do not remember the # or station that said it)

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The radio DID say to stop in at the Cleveland Fire hall on Saturday.

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There is a real need for more volunteers to help.

Le Sueur County officials want volunteers to call their hotline at (507) 357-8211.

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I was just relaying what I saw on TV. They specifically said NOT to go to the fire hall because they were not set up to handle the volunteers. Not trying to ruffle any feathers.-Later!

Dustin

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My family and I will be at the St. Peter camping area and plan to volentier time for clean up. I,m going to call # chris posted thank for the info .

The Mach family.

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I spent some time down there this afternoon just cruising from home site to home site, helping out where I could without getting in the way. I'll tell you, each time I see the damage, I am more and more amazed at the power of such a storm. My heart definitely goes out to the folks that lost everything. There are places I still can't believe are gone.

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I have a good friend that lost everything but the basement in that tornado! He has two sons, with the oldest being 18 months old.......I know his family would appreciate anything to help out! And when I say he lost everything he lost everything! The tornado picked his lab up out of the basement and carried him away. Miraculously his family wasnt harmed but for a few bumps and bruises! For those of you that have been by there, his house was the one on the top a hill just East of the big log house. There was more than likely a excavator near his basement.

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With all the help, it's looking like something is getting done. Lots of people need help still. Still alot of things to get out of the fields.III still can't get over all the fires and piles of stuff by the roads. Some of the stories you get to hear is unreal. The best one yet is the well pump was pulled out of the casing, from a couple hunderd feet down and the dog at the trainer that was found 2 1/2 mlies away, not a hair out of place, a few hours after the storm.

I talked to my sister today,her friend found a letter in her yard to a person in St Peter. She is going to return it herself just to meet the person. This should been interesting.

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Volunteers are needed to staff tornado cleanup shifts this weekend in Le Sueur county, the shifts are from 8 am to 12 am, 1 pm to 5 pm both sat the 2nd and sun the 3rd. To register to help, call 507-357-8211, wear long pants, long sleve shirts, sturdy shoes and leather or a couple of pair of cotton gloves. Food and drink provided by the salvation army.

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I've got a co-worker who lives in Nicollet that told me when the sirens were going off, he was looking out the window and out of the corner of his eye he saw something lift up in the air. He looked and kitty-corner across the street from his house a piece of plywood began to "float" up in the air. Floated up to just above the trees and then wooosh...it got sucked straight up into the sky. He took his wife and baby and jetted to the basement after that. smirk.gif They were lucky though. They only lost 4 trees (which he said is weird because he can see everything now), had some minor damage to the railing on his deck, and had a neighbors swing set go through his garage door.

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Slab Slayer,

Reading your post pulls at the heart strings. We have 2 boys that are 4 & 2, so we have a lot of clothes that you friend can have. We also have an extra crib if they need it. If you would like to get sizes or just have your freind call and let us know what else they could use, we will do our best to find it. my phone is 507-324-5558 we will be up that way this weekend.

Please let us know what they need.

Ike

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Le Sueur County is again looking for volunteers this weekend.

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Slab Slayer

Maybe you could find out what they all need and we could post it on this forum with a contact and members could donate as needed.I would be more than willing to help out in any way with this.Lets get a list of needs going and help out this family. smile.gif

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Haven't heard anything on this yet...

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I know this is late but,I could donate a baby swing and a High Chair. When the kids go to bed I'm sure I could round up some toys alsogrin.gif

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