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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 14:24

Slow Thaw Lessens Flood Concerns as Towns Prep for Floods

(TNS) — Flooding in several Minnesota towns could reach moderate to major stages in the coming week, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

For emergency managers and elected officials in many of those towns, though, it’s business as usual until the worst hits. And that’s if major flooding even materializes.

“It’s way too early to panic,” said Erika Martin, mayor of Oslo, Minn. “We have to watch, and it’s good to be prepared. But we take it day by day.”

Moderate flooding means some structures and roads near the Red River could become covered in water, while major flooding indicates “extensive inundation” of infrastructure, according to the service. The precise levels of river flooding varies by location.