St. Louis County is currently experiencing flooding and high water situations in multiple parts of the county.
The St. Louis County Board declared a state of local emergency on May 17, 2022.
Below are resources for individuals and government jurisdictions affected by this situation:
For property owners: If your property sustained structural damage due to recent flooding, you may be eligible for some property tax relief. Use this form to submit your information. Note that damage to personal property, such as docks, vehicles, or watercraft, is not eligible for relief.
- Private water wells contaminated with flood water can pose a health risk. MDH recommends that well owners take precautions before possible flooding, and take corrective actions should a well be flooded. Flooded Wells - EH: Minnesota Department of Health (state.mn.us)
- Septic systems inundated with flood water can pose a health and safety risk, as well as cause potential damaging impacts to the system and its performance of wastewater treatment. The MPCA recommends actions property owners can take as prevention before flooding, during a flood and after flood water recedes. What to do with your septic system during a flood (state.mn.us)
For government jurisdictions: St. Louis County Emergency Management is compiling damage reports from townships and other jurisdictions, and will apply for state/federal assistance if the damage amounts reach eligible thresholds. Questions regarding public infrastructure damage from government agencies can be directed to Emergency Operations Manager Dewey Johnson at 218-726-2936. Completed forms should be emailed to email@example.com.
View road closures: This map shows roads in St. Louis County that are maintained by our Public Works or Land & Minerals Departments that are currently closed due to flooding or other weather-related causes.
Weather updates: Forecast from the National Weather Service Rainy River Basin (weather.gov)