From sandbags to home removals, cities prepare for floods again

  • Article by: BILL McAULIFFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 11, 2011 - 10:17 PM

From Hallock to Hastings, Minnesota communities are getting ready for high water.

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danman3625Feb. 11, 1110:40 PM

`one word to any one living in a flood plain move

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danman3625Feb. 11, 1110:40 PM

move

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sissyskyFeb. 12, 1112:17 AM

I feel for these people. One flood is enough let alone three in a row. Hoping for a slow melt so they don't have such a burden this year.

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sissyskyFeb. 12, 1112:19 AM

God bless these people, I feel for them. Hoping and praying for a very slow melt to prevent the worst from happening.

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snowguy716Feb. 12, 1112:46 AM

Unfortunately the outlook is not good. La Niña will continue to impact the weather through the spring. La Niña springs tend to be cold and wet/snowy across the upper midwest... but there also tends to be a bigger battle between cold and warm than during normal or El Niño years because the southeast tends to be warmer than normal and the north and west colder than normal... creating a stronger temperature contrast. This leads to stronger storms that can drag up bouts of very mild air that can melt lots of snow with heavy rains and then finish off with frigid temperatures, heavy snow, and wind so everything freezes solid again.

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corngo4rFeb. 12, 11 3:53 AM

1.5 with a B billion because people live in a flood plain? Wow. Hello it is designated to flood-move or deal with it. Glad to hear that the people downstream are speaking up because all levees and such do is divert the problem to someone else. God forbid we do anything like not live there, slow urban sprawl or establish retention areas (i.e. like flood plains are intended).

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jimmywestoneFeb. 12, 11 6:44 AM

That picture made me smile. Now for once, they are finally doing something smart by moving all of those houses.

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ThomasZFeb. 12, 11 6:56 AM

"3 million dollars became SUDDENLY available"? Did it just fall from the sky?

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rle1962Feb. 12, 11 7:30 AM

Exactly what I want DNR money spent on. I have a home that is underwater that they can buy from me! Maybe they should look at the amount of tiling that also contributes to the high water? Great idea to drain all the wetlands to that the farmers can farm all of their land.

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SMBowner3 Feb. 12, 11 7:58 AM

It is amazing how much government money is spent on flooding year after year after year. It is nice to see them moving some of the houses out. In my opinion, our government shouldn't be an insurance company without premiums.

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