Water is receding slowly as residents regroup from devastating flooding

As the water recedes and residents take a closer look at the damage caused by last week’s record-breaking flood, Waterville residents know they have a long road ahead of them.

The City of Waterville, Le Sueur County, and President Joe Biden have declared a State of Emergency for the community.

This is the start of the recovery process and these declarations will help residents receive state and federal funding.

Residents are asked to document any damage which will make the process easier when it comes to securing funds.

Many different agencies were in Waterville Monday, July 1 for an information Open House which was used to connect people to resources regarding the recent flooding.

Information has come from many different entities and below are a list of contacts for those in need of help.

Much of this information came from the City of Waterville website, which is being updated as new information is provided.

Contact Information Shelter Number is 507-419- 0344 after hrs. set to auto forward to 1-800-red-cross General Questions 507-419- 0343 Damage Reporting 507-419- 0345 Debris Management/Questions 507-419-0346 For security concerns, please call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

Le Sueur County is actively working on providing resources and relief to those affected by the flood. In addition to our website (lesueurcounty. gov) and the Le Sueur County Emergency Management Facebook page(https://www. facebook.com/LSCEM), we will also be sending text messages to those who sign up for our text notification service. Please text LESUEURCOUNTYFLOOD to 91896 to opt in and sign up and receive updates on food relief.

If you have a refrigerator or freezer sitting on your property outside of your home, for safety reasons please REMOVE THE DOORS.

Solid Waste Disposal Le Sueur County and the City of Waterville will be accepting flood debris drop off south of the Waterville city garage which began Saturday, June 29th. The following materials will be accepted: sandbags, appliances and electronics, demolition and solid waste (eg. sheetrock, carpet, wood, etc.), tires, and household waste (eg. chemicals). Please have materials separated before drop off. THIS IS FOR ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS.

The County Debris Management Site in Waterville (located south of the Waterville City Garage) updated hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday, 7/2 12-6 pm Wednesday, 7/3 12-6 pm Thursday, 7/4 - CLOSED Friday, 7/5 - 12-6 pm Saturday, 7/6 12-6 pm Sunday, 7/7 12-6 pm

To see more on all of the information pick up the July 4, 2024 print edition of the LifeEnterprise. 

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