Federal Disaster Declaration
Gov. Mark Dayton visited the southernmost parts of Minnesota Friday afternoon. Areas like Rock County are flooded and damaged after massive amounts of rain fell during the week. Early damage estimates in Rock County are at $3.5 million and the county is 40 percent under water.
President Barack Obama has declared a major federal disaster for five southwestern Minnesota counties hit by an April ice storm.
Residents of Duluth began Thursday to assess the damage from flooding caused by historic rainfall, even as areas farther south continued to fight rising waters.
The federal government has officially designated Anoka and Hennepin counties as disaster areas after they were hit by a tornado on May 22.