FEMA Officials Assess Damage Along North Shore
The state’s top lawmakers got a view of Northern Minnesota flooding from the air. They flew over Esko and looked at washed out roads in Thomas Wednesday, which is just outside of Duluth.
FEMA teams were further north and stopped at Two Harbors in Lake County to do preliminary damage reports.
Lake County officials estimate flooding from the Knife River caused $1 million to $2 million in damage to roads and bridges.
Governor Mark Dayton will then send those reports to the federal government. It will take 2-3 weeks before a federal disaster declaration is issued.
Several spots along Highway 61 remain closed, but could reopen by the weekend. County leaders are reminding people to drive with caution in that area.
Thursday, FEMA crews will tour flood damage in Duluth, along with greater St. Louis and Carlton counties.
Meanwhile, Dayton will tour more flood damage in Cannon Falls. A few weeks ago, storms flooded the Little Cannon River and knocked down trees. People sandbagged around their homes, and the water continued to rise through last week.
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