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Touring Flood Damage in Carver County

Today, I toured areas damaged by recent flooding in Chaska, Chanhassen and other parts of Carver County.  Local officials, including Chaska Mayor Mark Windschitl, Chaska Council Member Jay Rohe, Chanhassen City Councilman Jerry McDonald, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, as well as Chaska Fire Chief Tim Wiebe and Chanhassen Chief Don Johnson hosted the tour.

I was able to see firsthand the impact of the flood’s damage to local infrastructure, homes as well as Chaska’s Athletic Park.  It’s never easy to see your community go through a time like this, and I appreciate the fact our local community leaders are pulling together to prepare to assist residents and businesses wherever there are needs.

While getting an up-close look at the Minnesota River, it’s hard to believe that the flooding has reached the third highest level ever seen.  I will continue to coordinate with local officials to ensure that the federal government is working closely with state and localities to help repair damage and keep disruption within the community to a minimum.