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Thursday, July 25, 2024

County, city to declare emergency today

The Des Moines River appears poised to surge to record levels. As a result, local government entities will officially declare a state of emergency today.

The Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners will meet at 11:15 a.m. to discuss the state of emergency. Board Chair Norm Holmen issued a short-term declaration on Friday, which started the emergency declaration process. The county’s approval of a state of emergency today means the county will be in a state of emergency for 30 days and starts the process to receive state and federal disaster funding.

The Windom City Council will hold an emergency meeting at 1 p.m. today at City Hall to adopt an emergency declaration for the city.

More updates on the flooding will be posted as they become available.

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