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FLOODING

The project assesses the natural hazards that pose a risk to the county — such as tornadoes, straight line winds, ice storms, blizzards, wildfires, flooding and extreme temperatures — and identifies ways to minimize the damage from those natural hazards in the future.
Rivers across the region were expected to crest on Friday and throughout the weekend, while a risk of more dangerous flash flooding remained possible again throughout the day, the weather service said.
The disaster declaration includes the northeastern North Dakota counties of Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks, Traill, Cavalier, Ramsey, Nelson, Steele and Griggs, which saw river and overland flooding during the series of storms.
After peaking at a record high level in mid-June, the water has dropped nearly 2 feet. The National Weather Service predicts the lake will drop by nearly another foot by Friday, July 15.

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St. Louis County's flood response is moving into “recovery mode."
With the potential for more heavy rain Friday night, the mayor said emergency personnel were in the process of recommending others in the city to consider leaving their at-risk homes. The sheriff’s office also advised those who’ve left their homes to avoid returning to them until it is safe to do so, and the public was also asked to stay away from the Randall area so emergency personnel could do their jobs effectively.
Earlier this month the flooding broke the lake's all-time record set in 1950, and it's only come down a few inches since.
Photos from Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake show just how bad things are getting on the massive border waters that straddle the U.S.-Canada border in northern Minnesota.
It’s a mess, the result of a late snowmelt after a winter of heavy snow in the border country and record or near-record precipitation the past two months across the watershed.
International Falls.
Nearby flooding latest setback for International Falls
Nearby flooding is the latest in a series of challenges for the state's northernmost town, where residents and leaders don't always agree, but they're fighting back.

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Flooding near Oslo, Minnesota, has destroyed agricultural land, washed out their township roads and caused thousands of dollars of damage to a railroad line that carries cars filled with wheat to the West Coast and southern United States.
With more rain forecast, sandbagging resorts and businesses try to stay open amidst record flooding.
The diversion has two pieces — a 3.2 mile bypass channel that redirects water from the Park River around the community during high flow events, and 12 miles of tieback levees that protect Grafton from overland flooding.

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