Walz, Klobuchar get update on spring flood preparations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota leaders have been warned to expect significant flooding across the state depending on how quickly the snow melts.

Gov. Tim Walz and Sen. Amy Klobuchar got a briefing Friday from state and federal emergency managers who are gearing up for a flood threat caused by some of the heaviest snow in years.

The leaders heard that flood problems at the moment are relatively isolated, but chances are high for major flooding on the state’s biggest rivers, including the Red, Minnesota, Mississippi and St. Croix.

Dan Luna of the National Weather Service told them the magnitude of the flooding will depend on how fast it warms up and how much it rains or snows.

Fortunately, he says, there’s no significant precipitation in the forecast for the next seven days.

Associated Press

Associated Press

TOP STORIES

KBJR 6 Weather Authority

Ashland
76°
Hayward
77°
Superior
79°
Hibbing
75°
International Falls
77°
Grand Marais
Ironwood
74°
Siren
78°
Solon Springs
Munising
68°
Brainerd
79°
Bemidji
75°
Aitkin
Silver Bay
77°
Cloquet
77°
Cook
Ely
Grand Rapids
75°
Mora
Moose Lake
Orr
75°
Two Harbors
Hinckley
Connect with KBJR 6
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content