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Minnesota firefighters to help with hurricane recovery efforts in Louisiana

Local firefighters will get the chance to rest and assess damage to their own homes


September 9, 2021

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's office

These Minnesota firefighters are headed to Louisiana to help with Hurricane Ida's aftermath.

Minnesota firefighters from nine departments will travel to Louisiana to assist in recovery efforts.

Gov. Tim Walz authorized a 18-day mission after the state received a request from Louisiana officials for help, according to a news release Wednesday. The firefighters are from Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Red Wing, Chaska, Brainerd, Crosslake, the West Metro Fire District, the Centennial Fire District and the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire District.

"When disaster hits, Minnesotans have always stepped up to help out their neighbors," Walz said in the release. "Hurricane Ida has devastated homes, businesses, and communities in Louisiana. I am proud that Minnesota firefighters have answered the call to aid Louisiana in their efforts to keep people safe after the storm."


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