Undated (KROC-AM News)- Officials southeastern Minnesota are encouraging residents to document property damage suffered from recent flooding. 

Read More: Historic Rainfall Washed Out Records, Swells Rivers in Southeast Minnesota 

Last month heavy rainfall caused severe flooding that devastated much of southern Minnesota

It swelled multiple rivers and resulted in flooding in downtown Spring Valley, caused the partial failure of a dam in Blue Earth County and prompted MnDOT to close multiple major roadways. 

Read More: Video Captures Home Near Overwhelmed Minnesota Dam Falling into River

The Biden Administration approved a disaster declaration for 22 Minnesota Counties last weekend. Fillmore, Wabasha, Goodhue, Freeborn, Rice and Steele Counties were among those deemed eligible to receive federal assistance. 

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Gov. Tim Walz’s request for a major disaster declaration listed 42 of the state’s 87 counties. 

Mower & Goodhue County Flood Victims Encouraged to Apply for Assistance Dollars

Despite being excluded from the federal disaster declaration, officials in Mower County are asking residents to document their property damage for the chance to receive individual assistance. 

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I 90 in Austin During June 2024 flooding. MnDOT photo

Mower County Sheriff Steve Sandvik says the sheriff’s office and Mower County Emergency Management are assisting the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management with collecting property damage for individual assistance to cover repair costs for home and property. 

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June 2024 flooding. Facebook/Mower County Sheriff's Office

Mower County residents who suffered flood damage are asked to fill out a form that can be found by clicking here

The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office is also asking residents to share information if their home or property was damaged by the high water.

A link for Goodhue County residents seeking assistance is available by clicking here.

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