Flooded Zumbro Falls Properties To Be Bought Out

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.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Goin' To The Lake
The Leaderboard

Listen Live