Pine County has declared a local emergency after flooding ravaged northern portions of the region.
Powerful storms rolled through the county on June 16th which led to flash flooding and caused a dam to fail on the upper Tamarack River which flows into the St. Croix River. When the skies finally cleared, parks, bridges, and roads along the St. Croix had been affected.
Preliminary assessments of damage revealed the need for at least $108,352 in aid. The maximum aid available for Pine County $109,480 within the confines of the FEMA Public Assistance Program. Now that a local emergency has been declared by the county, they'll meet with state officials to complete the process.