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Mississippi River Receding in St. Paul, Flood Recovery Efforts Underway

Updated: 07/01/2014 7:22 AM
Created: 06/30/2014 4:33 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Flood waters are expected to drop below major flood stage in St. Paul on Tuesday.

In the meantime, flood recovery efforts are fully underway, and city, state and federal experts will be in the area assessing the damage.

“I would like to thank the residents of St. Paul for their patience as we continue to do what is necessary to deal with this flood,” Mayor Chris Coleman said. “Though we will work as quickly as we can to reopen roads, parks and trails, we are taking every precaution necessary to ensure the areas are safe before doing so.”

Officials will be making sure roads, parks and trails can be safely reopened or scheduled for repairs. Depending on the amount of silt left from the flood waters and whether repairs need to be made, officials expect parks and roads to reopen within the next few weeks.

“We continue to ask for the public’s patience as we work methodically to assess and either repair or reopen the city’s closed parks, trails and roads,” St. Paul Emergency Management Director Rick Larkin said. “After the 2011 floods, it took approximately one month to reopen all parks – but the current flood is leaving much higher levels of silt behind, requiring a lengthier clean-up effort.”

In addition to silt removal from roads and parks; playgrounds and park structures will need to be thoroughly sanitized.

Any residents needing assistance with flood recovery should call 211 or 1-800-543-7709.


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