INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published September 23, 2010, 09:06 AM

Updated: No more evacuations expected in Owatonna

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Owatonna say they don't expect any more evacuations due to flooding from a major thunderstorm. More than 70 homes were evacuated Thursday, but two creeks that caused problems have been receding for hours. And the Straight River that bisects the city appeared to be cresting around midday Friday.

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Owatonna say they don't expect any more evacuations due to flooding from a major thunderstorm.

More than 70 homes were evacuated Thursday, but two creeks that caused problems have been receding for hours. And the Straight River that bisects the city appeared to be cresting around midday Friday.

No rain was in the forecast, and the city's infrastructure is in good shape.

About a third of the city's 24,000 residents lost power for a time Friday morning, but almost all had it back after just a few hours offline. Schools canceled classes because of the difficulty of getting around on flooded roads.

Tags: