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Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 11:33 AM CDT on September 24, 2016

Expires 9:00 AM EDT on September 25, 2016


The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southern Steele County in south central Minnesota...
southeastern Blue Earth County in south central Minnesota...
Waseca County in south central Minnesota...
Freeborn County in south central Minnesota...

* until 1115 am CDT Monday

* at 1130 am CDT... emergency management officials continued to
report flooding across the warned area. Homes and businesses in
the cities of Albert Lea and Waseca are flooded and some Road
closures continue area wide.

* An additional half to one inch of rainfall tonight could prolong
the risk of flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Albert Lea... Waseca... Eagle Lake... Janesville... Blooming Prairie...
Mapleton... New Richland... St. Clair... Clarks Grove...
Ellendale and Alden.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around... don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.


Lat... Lon 4350 9365 4385 9365 4385 9410 4391 9414
      4411 9417 4420 9369 4391 9325 4411 9305
      4350 9305


Borghoff



725 am CDT Sat Sep 24 2016

The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
northwestern Steele County in south central Minnesota...
southeastern Dakota County in east central Minnesota...
Rice County in south central Minnesota...
southwestern Goodhue County in southeastern Minnesota...
northeastern Waseca County in south central Minnesota...
southeastern Le Sueur County in south central Minnesota...

* until 800 am CDT Sunday

* at 715 am CDT... flooding continued on The Straight and Cannon
rivers and their tributaries. The Straight river crested late
Thursday night in Owatonna... and during the day on Friday in
Faribault. The Cannon river is very slowly rising in Northfield...
is currently at 900.8 feet... and should crest today. The Cannon
river continues to slowly rise in Morristown... is currently at
15.3 feet... and should crest later today. The Cannon river at
Cannon Falls is very slowly rising... is currently at 17 feet...
and is expected to crest today.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Owatonna... Faribault... Northfield... Waseca... Cannon Falls...
Waterville... Kenyon... Dundas... Medford... Stanton...
Morristown and Elysian.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


Lat... Lon 4402 9343 4418 9366 4435 9373 4452 9322
      4455 9279 4419 9300 4419 9305 4412 9305
      4392 9325




Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 2:36 PM CDT on September 24, 2016

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on September 25, 2016


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 9 PM CDT this evening through
Sunday morning...

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of south central Minnesota...
including the following areas... Blue Earth... Faribault...
Freeborn... Le Sueur... Rice... Steele and Waseca.

* From 9 PM CDT this evening through Sunday morning.

* Rainfall amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch are likely... with higher
amounts possible in thunderstorms.

* The rain may come in a short period of time. Since the ground is
already saturated and flooding is ongoing in many areas...
additional rain may delay recovery or slightly exacerbate
flooding. Flash flooding is possible on streams and in urban and
low lying areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





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