Minneapolis Recovers: North Side Tornado
The area struck by the May 22, 2011 tornado is home to about 7,000 properties. Of those, about 3,700 were damaged by the storm. In the year since the tornado, the City, many government and non-profit partners, and thousands of volunteers have worked together to help people get back on their feet and rebuild a stronger north Minneapolis.
Rebuilding and reinvesting
By the end of April 2012, residents and property owners had made repairs and improvements to the vast majority of properties. So far:
- 2,891 repair permits have been issued
- $28.7 million in repairs have been made or are under way
- About $2 million in assistance has been provided to people affected by the storm through loans and other help from the City, state and federal governments, as well as many non-profit organizations involved in the tornado recovery
- 96 percent of properties that suffered major damage in the tornado have since been repaired or demolished, or that work is in progress. There were 206 properties with major damage, and so far:
- 149 were repaired or are in the process of being repaired
- 48 were demolished or demolition is pending
- Nine still have unrepaired damage
- 81 percent of properties that received orders from the City to make structural repairs have resolved those issues. Of the 1,030 properties with orders, 834 have been resolved.
To learn more about the tornado recovery in north Minneapolis, see the May 2012 Tornado Recovery Update.
Is the tornado still causing you stress or anxiety? There’s help
Recovery from the tornado can be very challenging for many people, and the response or reaction can vary from individual to individual. But whatever your situation, there is help available. Families can call NorthPoint Behavioral Health at 612-543-2566 to get information about NorthPoint services or for an appointment.
Published Sep. 29, 2011