With freezing temperatures and fluctuating flood forecasts, Newport residents Kurk and Brandee Lee don’t know what to expect from a swollen Mississippi River that flows roughly 100 yards from their home.
Jon Avise, South Washington County Bulletin
, April 14, 2011
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Flooding continues to affect area highways and interstates in west-central Minnesota, and motorists are urged to drive with caution, according to a release from the state Department of Transportation and State Patrol.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency urges home and business owners to think about potential spring flooding and to walk through the house, garage and sheds to gather up unwanted or expired household products that could become hazardous waste if flooded.
With the Mississippi River set to rise rapidly this week, Newport officials are warning that floodwaters appear very likely to spill over an 800-foot-long levee that protects a low-lying neighborhood on the city’s west side.
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