Flooding impacts Freeborn County

FREEBORN COUNTY- Freeborn County is officially under a state of emergency. There’s lots of flooding including in Albert Lea.
From rivers overflowing and the ground caving in to businesses under water, the city is feeling the impact of the storms.Now the county is asking for help.

“We’re asking for the state of Minnesota to come out and help us and hopefully we can reach our threshold and get some money back for this county and this is mainly for public infrastructures,” said Rich Hall, Director of Emergency Management.

Along E Main St. drivers are running into barricades that are keeping people off of the many flooded roads.

“People drown every year by driving through flood waters and so it’s really important to turn around and don’t drive through it,” said Hall.

Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag is warning residents to stay out of the water because with the high levels, it’s too dangerous to be out there.

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