Wadena putting the pieces back together

Gladys Kaufman
Wadena resident Gladys Kaufman says she's greatful she wasn't home when the tornado hit her home on the southwest side of the city. Kaufman's garage is gone and the house is considered a total loss.
MPR Photo/Tom Robertson

In the next few days, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are expected to assess the damage from last Thursday's tornadoes. The storms caused a lot of property damage. They also killed three people.

Governor Tim Pawlenty says he expects to ask for a disaster declaration for about half a dozen counties in northern and southern Minnesota.

That will likely include Wadena County, where a tornado plowed through the city of Wadena. Reporter Tom Robertson discussed the latest with Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Crann.

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