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Flood Warning
Issued: 10:35 PM Jun. 20, 2024 – National Weather Service
...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by heavy rainfall Tuesday evening continues.

* WHERE...In Minnesota, west-central and northern St. Louis County.

* WHEN...Until 500 PM CDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Numerous structures are flooded and flood mitigation
efforts continue within the city of Cook. Numerous roads remain
closed across northern and western St. Louis County due to
flooding.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- At 530 PM CDT Thursday, gauge reports indicated flooding is
ongoing, especially within the city of Cook and around the
greater area, due to heavy rainfall that occurred Tuesday
evening.
- Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Lake Vermilion, Mountain Iron, Cook, Tower, Nett Lake, Orr,
Meadow Brook, Ash Lake, Kabetogama, Crane Lake, Gheen, Buyck,
Cusson, Pelican Lake, Soudan Underground Mine State Park,
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Near Trout Lake,
Voyageurs National Park, Kabetogama Lake, McCarthy Beach
State Park and Rainy Lake East.
- Flood safety information can be found at
www.weather.gov/safety/flood .

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Campers and hikers should avoid flooded trail crossings. If camping
at a site along or near the banks of rivers or streams, move away
from those locations and seek higher ground. Trails in hilly terrain
can quickly become unstable during or shortly after heavy rainfall.

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Flood Warning
Issued: 10:35 PM Jun. 20, 2024 – National Weather Service
...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by heavy rainfall that occurred Tuesday
evening is ongoing.

* WHERE...In Minnesota, west-central and northern Lake County and
much of central to far northeastern St. Louis County.

* WHEN...Until 500 PM CDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying
and flood-prone locations is occurring. Numerous roads remain
closed due to flooding.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- At 530 PM CDT Thursday, observers and law enforcement
indicated flooding is ongoing. Flooding is already occurring
in the warned area.
- Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Ely, Virginia, Eveleth, Mountain Iron, Hoyt Lakes, Gilbert,
Aurora, Babbitt, Biwabik, Cherry, Embarrass, Winton, Birch
Lake, White Iron Lake, Bear Head Lake State Park, Robinson,
Burntside Lake, Fall Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Wilderness Near Trout Lake and Basswood Lake.
- Flood safety information can be found at
www.weather.gov/safety/flood .

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Portage and hiking trails may be impassable and low-lying campsites
may be inundated with excessive runoff in this section of the
Boundary Waters as flooding is occurring or imminent.

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Flood Warning
Issued: 10:35 PM Jun. 20, 2024 – National Weather Service
...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by heavy rainfall that occurred Tuesday
evening continues.

* WHERE...In Minnesota, southwestern Lake and southeastern St. Louis
Counties.

* WHEN...Until 500 PM CDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Flooding of larger rivers and other low-lying and
flood-prone locations is occurring. Smaller creeks and streams
continue to remain elevated though and are expected to through
today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- At 530 PM CDT Thursday, gauge reports indicated flooding is
ongoing of rivers. Smaller streams and creeks are likely
crested by this morning and are now draining into the larger
mainstem rivers.
- Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Fairbanks, Wolf Lake, Brimson, Whiteface Reservoir, Thomas
Lake Near Brimson, Boulder Lake, Island Lake, Whyte, Bassett
Lake, Pequaywan Lake, Wales, Markham, Comstock Lake and
Greenwood Lake.
- Flood safety information can be found at
www.weather.gov/safety/flood .

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

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River Flood Warning
Issued: 4:20 PM Jun. 20, 2024 – National Weather Service
...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE VERMILLION RIVER NEAR
CRANE LAKE...

* WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Vermilion River near Crane Lake.

* WHEN...through Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- At 10:30 AM CDT Thursday the stage was 12.5 feet.
- Bankfull stage is 12.0 feet.
- Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage
late Thursday night to a crest of 15.4 feet late Saturday
morning before beginning to fall Sunday. It will then fall
below flood stage early next week.
- Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
- Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of
15.2 feet on 04/25/1985.
- Flood safety information can be found at
www.weather.gov/safety/flood.

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