AS I WRITE, SANDBAGGING is underway at Faribault’s historic woolen mill along the banks of the rising Cannon River.
At noon, the Faribault City Council will meet during an emergency session to declare a State of Emergency in my community. That allows the city to deal immediately with flooding caused by heavy rainfall.
The City of Faribault has issued an emergency alert, ordering motorists not to drive through or around barricades. With two rivers—the Straight and the Cannon—running through town, there are major flooding concerns.
We’ve seen this all before, in September 2010 and in June 2014. My community appears ready as we continue under a flood warning through tonight.
Be safe wherever you are/travel in flooded Minnesota today.
© Copyright 2016 Audrey Kletscher Helbling