Flood Warning

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Duluth MN
1255 PM CDT Mon Jul 4 2022

MNC071-137-110500-
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Koochiching MN-St. Louis MN-
1255 PM CDT Mon Jul 4 2022

...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by rain and snowmelt continues.

* WHERE...Portions of north central Minnesota and northeast
  Minnesota, including the following counties, in north central
  Minnesota, Koochiching. In northeast Minnesota, St. Louis.

* WHEN...Until further notice.

* IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying
  and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Several
  structures are flooded and some sand bagging operations are
  continuing. Numerous roads remain closed due to flooding.
  Low-water crossings are inundated with water and may not be
  passable. Expect many areas of slow moving or standing water.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 1246 PM CDT, Monday, emergency management reported ongoing
    extensive flooding across the warned area.

  - Namakan and Kabetogama lakes have fallen to 1118 feet, below
    the International Joint Commission regulated levels and have
    been removed from the Flood Warning. Namakan and Kabetogama
    lakes level has fallen 48 inches, or 4 feet, since the crest
    on May 31.

    Rainy Lake was at 1111.7 feet as of the morning of July 4,
    which is 4 inches above the 2014 peak and 18 inches below the
    new record set in June. The level of Rainy Lake is expected
    to fall by 12 to 14 inches between July 4 and July 11.

  - Some locations that will experience flooding include...
    International Falls, Rainy Lake West, Rainy Lake East,
    Voyageurs National Park, Ranier, Island View, Ray and
    Ericksburg.
  - For more information about flood safety visit,
    https://weather.gov/safety/flood .

    For more information about the Rainy Lake Basin flooding
    visit, https://weather.gov/dlh/RainyRiverBasin .

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

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LAT...LON 4840 9344 4859 9347 4861 9340 4861 9337
      4862 9335 4863 9332 4863 9319 4862 9318
      4863 9295 4861 9295 4854 9273 4854 9263
      4849 9271 4851 9290 4855 9307 4849 9317
      4846 9311 4839 9307


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