Rain Could Lead to Unexpected Flooding

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            April showers are bringing more than May flowers!  Much of Central Minnesota, including Stearns County, has seen rainfall and high winds which started Sunday morning and are anticipated to last through Wednesday. 

            Water levels are rising. This rainfall may begin to cause isolated local flooding issues in low-lying areas, on certain roadways, as well as in lakes and rivers throughout the County. The National Weather Service indicates that we may see both the Sauk River and the Mississippi River rise to the “action stage” which is the water level immediately preceding flood stage. 

            Stearns County’s Emergency Management Department also received a few reports of trees that have fallen due to high winds and saturated ground.  Residents are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and remember it is never safe to walk or drive through flood waters.  Additional information about flooding can be found on the Stearns County website at www.co.stearns.mn.us

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