Austin City Leaders Talk Flooding

AUSTIN, MN — Flood mitigation is on the minds of the Austin City Council.

The council met last night to go over ongoing flood mitigation projects in the city.

That includes projects on Turtle Creek and North Main Street.

City leaders tell us these projects are important and are working to keep property and most importantly, people safe.

“Our last flood was second highest water we’ve ever had,” Austin Mayor Tom Stiehm said. “And yet, it was the second least amount of damage we’ve ever had.  So, were going in the right direction.”

He says the city has completed land acquisitions for the North Main Street Project.

They are now awaiting grants before proceeding with further plans.

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