Reports From Affected Areas
The latest information reported to the State Emergency Operations Center due to flooding in parts of southwestern and northern Minnesota.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Damage assessments are underway.
- Damage assessment in progress.
- City of Arlington has wind damage from the weekend.
- County has signed a Declaration of Emergency
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.
- Assessing need for additional sandbagging machine.
- Rainy Lake is predicted to crest in mid-July.
St. Louis County
- Sandbagging efforts continue at Kabetogama.