These Are the Areas More Prone to Flooding in Northern Minnesota

Flood damage can happen at any time. It takes one good rainfall for a river or basin to overflow, and then you have flooding issues on your hands. As a homeowner, it’s your job to remain prepared in the event of a flood. You must act swiftly. First and foremost, know the areas where flooding is more common in Northern Minnesota.

Common Flood Damage Areas

Currently, the weather forecasts for this time of the year in Northern Minnesota show that a few areas are prone to flooding and should be monitored closely. The area currently at the greatest risk is the Mississippi River near Aitkin, MN.

Further north, some areas currently under observation for flooding include:

  • Littlefork River at Littlefork, MN
  • Rainy River at Manitou Rapids, MN
  • Rapid River at Clementson, MN
  • Vermillion River at Crane Lake, MN
  • Bassword River at Winston, MN
  • Kawishiwi River at Ely, MN

If you’re near any of these areas, we strongly recommend that you keep an eye on the upcoming forecasts. These areas may not be flooded currently, however, they do pose a risk in the future.

What to Do During a Flood

First and foremost, if you’re near a flood area, you always want to be prepared for the possibility of water damage. Monitor your surroundings using the NOAA Weather Radio, local television, or radio stations.

In the event of a flash flood:

  • Do not wait to see rising water
  • Get out of low areas
  • If driving, do not drive through a flooded roadway

Disaster supplies:

  • Drinking water
  • Canned food
  • Money
  • Medication and first aid supplies
  • Clothing and toiletries
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries

If your home was damaged in a flood, contact Restoration 1 of Northern Minnesota. We provide exceptional water damage restoration in Northern Minnesota for both homeowners and local businesses. Call 218-748-8894 for service.

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About The Author

Patrick McBrady is the owner of Restoration 1 of Northern Minnesota. Pat has more than five years of professional restoration experience and 24 years of management experience, and he has received certifications from the IICRC and the ACAC.

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