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Thursday, July 25, 2024

City of Windom Flood Update, July 3

The Minnesota crisis cleanup hotline will be open through July 12. Call (218) 288-2213 to complete a phone survey to be placed on the list. Currently, Christian Aid Ministries is in the community following up on calls. This group does remove drywall and do mold remediation.

  • The Cottonwood County debris dump site in the west parking lot at Windom Area High School will be closed July 4 for the holiday. The site will transition to new hours of Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Friday. July 13 will be the last day the dump site will be available.
  • The Cottonwood County Landfill will continue to be open normal hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13 will be the final day to dispose of flood-damaged debris at no charge at the landfill.
  • As you clean your property, please ensure you are retaining pictures of any damage and debris. This is important for insurance and assessment purposes.
    Damage assessments are ongoing both in Windom and throughout the County. If you’d like to report your water damage using your phone or other device, there is a simple virtual report/survey at https://arcg.is/1KSXPf Cottonwood County residents (outside the City of Windom) are invited to use this virtual report to report damage. If you have already turned a printable form from the City of Windom website, thank you for being proactive! You do NOT need to complete this online survey report. Only one report is needed per address.All City of Windom utility customers will receive a mailed packet this week including a QR Code to the online survey and a paper form. Please submit one of the two reports, in your preferred method (if you have not already).
  • Highway 62 is closed again near Island Park for clay removal. The road is tentatively slated to reopen later today.
  • The City of Windom is working towards immediate long-term flood mitigation. On Tuesday, July 2, the Windom City Council authorized three separate mitigation actions. The first action was authorizing a feasibility study into storm water improvements on Red Leaf Court. The second action was authorizing reshaping and finishing of the existing levy north of MN-62. The third action was authorizing City staff to start the process of constructing a levy on City-owned property from the MN-60 right-of-way to the MN-60/US-71 right-of-way. There will be other actions in the future as feasible options are identified.
  • KDOM has added multiple segments with Federal, State, and local officials to their podcast. Those can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/326txmxa on the KDOM website.
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