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Flooded Zumbro Falls Properties To Be Bought Out

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ZUMBRO FALLS, Minn. (WCCO) – More than a dozen southeast Minnesota families and businesses won’t have to worry about the spring floods destroying their homes.

The state has been working with FEMA to buy 14 flooded-out homes and businesses in Zumbro Falls.

The properties will be knocked down and left as open space.

Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security say future floods — similar to the one that hit the area in Sept. 2010 — will be less expensive because resources won’t go towards trying to save the properties that are in direct threat of the rising waters.

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