Update: Message from Belle Plaine Police About Storm Damage
Reports have been received of multiple trees and power lines down.
Updated at 3:20 p.m. with a message from the Belle Plaine police:
Storm information--A fast moving storm hit the City of Belle Plaine this morning. Reports have been received of multiple trees and power lines down. Any information regarding this storm or damaged trees is being handled at the Belle Plaine Government Center at 952-873-5553.
The Public Works Department cannot handle branches or limbs greater than 3 inches in diameter. Residents are requested to place branches or limbs in the boulevard (not the street) for clean up.
Homeowners with damage to their residence or trees should contact their insurance companies.
Caution: Any contractors hired should be licensed insured and bonded prior to completing any work at your home. Any suspicious activity should be reported to the police department immediately at 952-873-4307. Obtain multiple estimates prior to agreeing to service unless you personally know the contractor.
From Belle Plaine police Tuesday morning:
ATTN Belle Plaine Residents: Information regarding damage from this morning's storm.
Damage assessment is currently underway. Several trees were knocked over and power lines affected with this storm.
If you have damage at your residence contact your home owners insurance. If you have trees or branches in your yard Public Works is requesting all branches be stacked on the boulevard in front of your residence. Diameter of branches placed on the boulevard should be less than 3 inches.
If you have questions, call the Belle Plaine City Hall at 952-873-5553 after 8 a.m.
More information will be sent out as necessary.
Chief Thomas Stolee
Belle Plaine Police Department