Ghent moves to protect residences

Updated 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25ghent dike

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

In the face of potential flooding of residences, Ghent officials moved on Thursday to protect  property owners.

Mayor Ron Sussner declared an emergency on Thursday morning. "That was the only thing to do because it gave us the chance to act on our own and get the job done," he said.

Governor declares an emergency
ST. PAUL—Governor Tim Pawlenty Thursday signed AN Emergency Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in the state of Minnesota due to heavy rainfall which has resulted in flooding in southern Minnesota.
By his executive order, the Governor is activating the National Guard to provide assistance in providing emergency relief services.
The Governor’s executive order also directs the Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to activate the Minnesota Emergency Operations Plan, the provision of on-site support and assistance to the affected local governments, and determine the need for supplementary disaster aid.
HSEM has activated the state emergency operations center to respond to requests for assistance from local government as they fight flooding in their communities.
Yes, we believe you!

road subjectNo kidding!

This sign was placed as a warning.

However, it looked a little silly guarding a flooded area on Thursday (Sept. 23).

Over four inches of rain since Wednesday night flooded many roads and areas and made for a hectic and stressful day in many communities.

(Photo for The Mascot by Shay Buysse).

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