More rain and flooding in forecast for Thursday
Torrential rains continued to fall overnight and the floodwaters continued to rise Thursday morning as slow moving storms soaked much of central and southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.
A flash flood warning was in effect for Renville County in western Minnesota where more than three inches of rain have fallen Thursday morning, on top of large amounts that fell Wednesday night. A separate flood warning was in effect for Wabasha County in southeastern Minnesota.
In Willmar, several roads are impassable Thursday morning, prompting authorities to ask residents to limit travel and stay home if possible. More than 2 feet of standing water was reported on 6th Street, and roads and intersections all around the city were inunadated with water. One foundation on a home gave way when a water line ruptured, said Sean Christensen, Willmar’s Public Works director.