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On Tuesday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz authorized emergency assistance for seven Minnesota counties due to damage caused by flooding in April. From April 11-30, Cass, Itasca, Lyon, Polk, Ramsey, Redwood, and Washington counties experienced significant damage caused by spring flooding.

Minnesota’s emergency management team is coordinating with the counties to address damage caused by spring flooding this year. Walz said the state continue working to deliver assistance and help Minnesotans recover from this year’s severe spring flooding.

Collaborative emergency planning at all levels of government and investments in infrastructure are critical to safeguarding against future damage.