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Community News: Nfld. Police Chief Monte Nelson ends Emergency Declaration

September 27, 2016

Chief NelsonPolice Chief Monte Nelson ended the Emergency Declaration effective 6:00 p.m., September 26, 2016. On Friday, September 23, 2016, the Northfield City Council approved a Motion extending the Mayor’s original Emergency Declaration regarding the flood conditions in Northfield.  Read more by clicking below:

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Community News: Northfield hydrant flushing postponed

September 26, 2016

city-of-northfield-logoHydrant flushing has been postponed within the City of Northfield due to the Cannon River’s flooding. An updated schedule for flushing will be sent out later this week.

Today’s news update – Good news on the Riverfront but extreme caution still necessary; Motorcyclist arrested in fatal Elko/New Mkt crash; Live streaming interrupted due to renovations

September 26, 2016

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Good news on the Riverfront but extreme caution still necessary

The Cannon river officially crested at about 901 feet on Saturday.  It dropped a foot in 24 hours and another foot overnight.  At 10 this morning the official 2nd street gauge measured the river at just under 899 feet.  A normal level is about 9 feet below that.  Police Chief Monte Nelson said the Straight River readings continue to fall. West Cannon River levels are still rising, but very slowly and levels in Northfield should continue to drop, albeit much slower than they rose.  Police and Streets Dept. staff will continue to monitor affected areas along the river, and they will adjust/move restrictions when necessary.  Emergency Mgmt Director Tim Isom, said late (more…)

Community News: Nfld. Police Chief Monte Nelson river update 1pm Sunday

September 25, 2016

image001Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson River Update:

The Northfield Police Department would like to share the following flood related updates:

– Mostly good news regarding the river levels. In Northfield, the 2nd St. gauge reads 899.91’ and the stick gauge at the Fire Station reads 4’10″. We can officially say we have crested, and the water level is down approximately One Foot in the last 24 hours.

– Straight River readings continue to fall. West Cannon River levels are still rising, but very slowly. River levels in Northfield should continue to drop, but will do so at much slower rates than they originally rose.

– Protections and restrictions to riverside areas will continue. Police and Streets Dept. staff will continue to monitor affected areas along the river, and they will adjust/move restrictions as applicable.

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Community News: Weather update on flood conditions 7:20pm 9-24-16

September 24, 2016
Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson sent this to KYMN studios…  Please read……..   it’s lengthy but worth reading….
Significant changes…Please read
– Weather Prediction Center – Change from the Saturday morning information.  Risk of exceeding Flash Flood Guidelines (FFG) has been raised from MARGINAL to SLIGHT
– Flood warning effective until 0800 Sunday Sept 25 2016 – this is simply to cover the on-going conditions (flooding) for non-forecast rivers (Cannon and Straight)
– Please note, the Flash Flood Watch and information in the updated short term forecast will supercede any cresting information in flood warning
– Gage readings at Northfield still fluctuating
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS EXTENDED THE
* FLOOD WARNING FOR…
  NORTHWESTERN STEELE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA…
  SOUTHEASTERN DAKOTA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA…
  RICE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA…
  SOUTHWESTERN GOODHUE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA…
  NORTHEASTERN WASECA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA…
  SOUTHEASTERN LE SUEUR COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA…

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