Chopper Aerial Tour Captures Southwest Minnesota Flooding

Updated: 06/17/2014 5:22 PM
Created: 06/17/2014 5:07 PM
By: Heidi Enninga

Storms brought heavy rain on Monday night and left flooded fields, roads and towns in Southwestern Minnesota. 

The rain was just too much for an already saturated ground near Worthington and Luverne, Minnesota and Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Chopper 5 Pilot Ken Melchior took an aerial tour of some of the towns that were hit the hardest in southwestern Minnesota, as residents started to clean up and prevent further damage.

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Barron; Chippewa; Dunn; Polk; Rusk; St. Croix
Expires: 11/24/2014 12:00 AM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Broken Clouds
50° | 25°
  • Feels like: 34° F
  • Wind: NW 13mph
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Mon Mostly cloudy and windy with snow showers
    25° | 11°
  • Tue More sun than clouds
    24° | 16°
  • Wed Snow showers early
    20° | 6°
  • Thu Mostly sunny
    16° | 10°