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Henderson Mudslide, Flooding Damages 2 Homes, Closes Roads

Updated: 06/21/2014 9:44 AM
Created: 06/20/2014 6:41 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Two homes southwest of the metro were destroyed Friday by a mudslide, according to officials.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management tweeted a photo that showed one home in Henderson that was spared by the mudslide.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota National Guard is deploying about 20 soldiers to Henderson to help man the levies and flood gates.

According the the Minnesota Department of Transportation, parts of Highway 93 and Highway 19 have been closed in both directions near Henderson due to flooding issues in the area.

According the National Weather Service, at 2 p.m. Friday, the Minnesota River at Henderson is at 735 feet, more than two feet above flood stage. The NWS also predicts the river to reach nearly 738 feet by Sunday.

Henderson is located in Sibley County, about 55 miles southwest of the metro.


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MN AREAS AFFECTED: Blue Earth; Brown; Carver; Chippewa; Douglas; Kandiyohi; Lac qui Parle; Le Sueur; McLeod; Meeker; Nicollet; Pope; Redwood; Renville; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Stevens; Swift; Waseca; Watonwan; Wright; Yellow Medicine
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