Minnesota launches hotline for questions, concerns about propane shortageThe Minnesota Emergency Operations Center has established a public hotline for people with issues or questions surrounding the ongoing propane shortage.
By: John Myers, Duluth News Tribune
The Minnesota Emergency Operations Center has established a public hotline for people with issues or questions surrounding the ongoing propane shortage.
Residents with questions about the current propane situation or who are in danger of running out of heating fuel can call (800) 657-3504, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The hotline is staffed with experts from the Minnesota Department of Commerce who can provide information about Energy Assistance Programs, connect callers with resources in their home county, and provide other information.
The State Emergency Operations Center continues to be partially activated so that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management division (HSEM) can coordinate efforts of state agencies. The agency is in contact with state, local and voluntary partners to coordinate any potential resource requests. There have been no such requests at this time.
Governor Mark Dayton declared a State of Peacetime Emergency in Minnesota on Monday in response to the persistent cold weather and the increased risk that households may run out of heating fuel, a situation that would pose an immediate threat to public safety.