The Salvation Army has posted some more photos of the damage from the tornado in Hugo on its Flickr photostream.
As we look at these and other images, it’s impossible not to wonder what we would do if those were our homes? When you have to rebuild your lives, where do you even start?
The Red Cross, meanwhile, has updated its Hugo-themed Web site, including an interesting “Coping with Disaster” article that might be worth reading now, while things are fine.
The city of Hugo is looking for volunteers for a cleanup day on Saturday. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Washington County Service Center located off Highway 61, north of town. Bring work gloves.
Update 2:14 p.m.
Tom Weber passes these along: Hugo Donation Fund – Money donations are being accepted by U.S. Banks. You can drop off donations at the Hugo Branch at 14431 Forest Boulevard North or any U.S. Bank. For information you can call 651-429-7758. Hugo Relief Fund – Money donations are being accepted at the Lake Area Bank. You can drop off donations at 14602 Everton Avenue North or any Lake Area Bank. For more information you can call 651-653-9619.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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