Where to go for tornado assistance
A Disaster Recovery Center is now open to provide services and resources to residents affected by the tornado that struck the North Side on May 22. There are still many resources available throughout the community if folks aren’t able to make it to the Disaster Recovery Center.
A flyer is available for folks who want to spread the word to their neighbors about the Disaster Recovery Center.
Disaster Recovery Center
Farview Recreation Center
621 29th Ave. N.
Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, May 25-27
Call 311 (or (612) 673-3000) for hours after May 27
311 hours on Saturday and Sunday are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you cannot get to the Disaster Recovery Center, here are other ways to get services:
- Immediate food assistance
- Prayer Center - 821½ W. Broadway Ave., (612) 522-3015, call first
- NorthPoint - 1315 Penn Ave. N., (612) 543-2500, open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Salvation Army - 2024 Lyndale Ave. N., (612) 522-6581, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Salvation Army Mobile Truck - 2202 W. Broadway Ave.
- Food support (food stamps). Apply at Century Plaza, 330 S. 12th St. (near the Convention Center downtown).
- If your electricity is out, call Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-1999.
- Emergency shelter. Apply at Century Plaza, 330 S. 12th St. (near the Convention Center downtown).
- Emergency shelter; food, health and mental health services; relief supplies. Call American Red Cross at (612) 871-7676, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Clothing vouchers. Salvation Army, call (612) 522-6581.
- Medical care including prescriptions. NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N., (612) 543-2500 and the Neighborhood Health Source - Fremont Clinic, (612) 588-9411.
- Resources for homeowners. If you have questions about your homeowner's insurance and property rehab related to the storm damage, contact your insurance company or these local organizations:
- Center for Energy & Environment, (612) 335-5884
- Housing Resource Center North, (612) 588-3033
- Neighborhood Housing Services of Minneapolis, (612) 521-3581
- Short-term kenneling for pets for residents affected by the tornado. Call 311 (612-673-3000).
- Tree cleanup
- The Park Board will remove all boulevard trees that fell in the tornado, including those that fell onto private property.
- Public Works and Park Board crews are collecting large tree debris that property owners put on the boulevard May 25 through June 10 for properties in the city west of Interstate 94 and north of Highway 55 (Olson Memorial Highway).
- Make sure your tree service contractor is licensed in Minneapolis. Visit Minneapolis Business Licensing 311.
- Make sure your building contractor is licensed in Minnesota. Visit MN State Licensing website
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO GET SERVICES, call 311 and check for updates on the City's 311 website.
Published May 26, 2011