Rapidly melting snow causes widespread flooding in Minnesota, U.S.

Rapidly melting snow causes widespread flooding in Minnesota, U.S.

Stearns County in Minnesota is experiencing significant flooding as the Mississippi River and its tributaries overflow due to rapidly melting snow, inundating roads, businesses, and residential areas.

The Mississippi River and its tributaries are overfilling their banks, causing widespread flooding across Stearns County, Minnesota. Roads, businesses, and backyards have been affected in various locations, including Sartell, Waite Park, and Richmond, where the Sauk and Watab Rivers feed into the Mississippi River.

The resulting major flooding event is expected to move downstream in the coming days, potentially causing further damage and disruption.

This footage, captured from drones and ground cameras and published by Storm Chasing Videos, showcases the severity of the flooding in the affected areas.

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Video courtesy Storm Chasing Videos

Emergency services and local authorities are monitoring the situation closely, providing necessary assistance to affected residents and coordinating efforts to mitigate the impact of the floods.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed about the latest developments and follow guidance from local authorities and emergency responders.

Featured image credit: MN State Patrol


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