Emergency declaration could help Blue Earth County get flood recovery dollars from state, federal governments

By |2019-03-28T15:56:37-05:00March 28th, 2019|

The Blue Earth County Administrator is praising the sheriff's department for its work to rescue people stranded by flooding in Garden City just over a week ago. "It was pretty scary how quickly the river came up in areas that hadn't experienced as much flooding in the past," said Bob Meyer, "So, it really was a unique scenario that developed out there and they were able to rescue some folks via boat." The flooding was caused by ice dams that formed on the Watonwan River. "Other people were able to evacuate their homes with a little less fanfare, but it was [...]