Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Lac qui Parle County flood tally now at $300,000

Photo courtesy of Lac qui Parle County Emergency Management Director Blain Johnson Floodwaters took out a section of this roadway in Baxter Township of Lac qui Parle County. The flood damage in the county is now tallied at $300,000. 1 / 3
Photo courtesy of Lac qui Parle County Emergency Management Director Blain Johnson Floodwaters destroyed this portion of roadway in Baxter Township of Lac qui Parle County The flood damage in the county is now tallied at $300,000. 2 / 3
Photo courtesy of Lac qui Parle County Emergency Management Director Blain Johnson This washout on a roadway in Baxter Township of Lac qui Parle County is an example of the damage the county experienced in the flood. The flood damage in the county is now tallied at $300,000. 3 / 3

MADISON — Lac qui Parle County has now tallied its total flood damages at $300,000 and counting.

In an update Monday, Lac qui Parle County Emergency Management Director Blain Johnson said townships have been reporting anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000 per township in damages to roads and infrastructure.

The county will be submitting a revised damage assessment to the state on Friday. Many roadways continue to remain closed due to damage and soft surface conditions, and will likely remain closed into next week.

All attention is now on the winter storm forecast to hit the region. Johnson noted in a news release that the additional wintry mix and wet snow could make it difficult for township officials to assess damage and rebuild roadways. The storm could potentially push back road openings for weeks.

The additional precipitation is not expected to bring river levels back up to previous 2019 highs, Johnson said, but could cause a return to moderate flooding conditions when the snow melts.

randomness