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Reports From Affected Areas

The latest information reported to the State Emergency Operations Center due to flooding in parts of southwestern and northern Minnesota.

Metro Area

City of St Paul
  • An emergency declaration has been forwarded to the mayor in accordance with the city’s response guidelines.
  • The Mississippi River at St. Paul is expected to rise above 15 feet. At that level, additional erosion is expected along Water Street.

Southeast Region

Blue Earth County
  • County Emergency Operations Center partially activated to respond to mudslide and flooded roads.
  • Power has been restored in most locations except for Beauford.Highway 66 south of Mankato is closed from Blue Earth County Road 90 to County Road 9.
Faribault County
  • Countywide heavy wind damage including personal property blown away (grills, trampolines, etc.), trees down, countywide.
  • Street flooding and some buildings appear to be lifted off their foundations.
Freeborn County
  • Home in Albert Lea heavily damaged from straight line winds
  • Cities of Alden, Emmons and Conger are pumping to protect treatment plan and private wells.Public Works officials are pumping flooded streets.
  • City of Maple Island without power.
Steele County, City of Owatonna
  • All creeks, streams and rivers are at capacity and further rain could cause them to overflow their banksEmergency Declaration in place.
  • Emergency Operations Center partially activated.
  • City is sandbagging public infrastructure.
  • Residents are sandbagging private homes.

Rice County

  • Emergency Operations Center partially activated to respond to flooding.
  • Minnesota Correctional Facility –Faribault has significant flooding in a workshop area. Officials are working with the SEOC logistics staff regarding pumps and sandbags.
  • City of Faribault is closely monitoring water levels on the Straight and Cannon River.

Waseca County

  • Numerous roads closed due to high water.

Southwest Region

Martin County
  • Damage assessments are underway.
Sibley County
  • Damage assessment in progress.
  • City of Arlington has wind damage from the weekend. 
Pipestone County
  • County has signed a Declaration of Emergency

Rock County

  • Emergency Declaration signed
  • County reports 20 culverts washed out and travel is limited throughout the county due to road closures.
  • County officials estimate 100,000 acres of crop loss. There are 250,000 tillable acres in the county. They report the loss will have a ‘significant economic impact’.
  • Meeting planned for Thursday to discuss damages.

Brown County

  • County officials conducting damage assessments on township and county roads
  • Mudslide reported on County Road 10

Northern Minnesota

Koochiching County
  • Assessing need for additional sandbagging machine.
  • Rainy Lake is predicted to crest in mid-July.
St. Louis County
  • Sandbagging efforts continue at Kabetogama.