Carlton, MN (WXOW) - Authorities in Carlton county now estimate damage from the flooding that washed through almost three weeks ago totals between 105 and 135 million dollars.
That number will likely continue to rise because assessments still aren't complete.
Carlton county has several cities large and small, along with 24 townships, and every single one received some amount of damage during the flooding.
Assessors continue to make their way through the county, but what they've logged so far is extensive.
Right now, damage to public infrastructure is estimated at 30 million for the county, with an additional 50-80 million dollars for state-owned infrastructure.
Only a third of the county's 12- thousand 500 homes have been assessed, and so far those damages are have reached 19 million.
Businesses are seeing more than 2 million worth of damage, while 3 million dollars worth of crops like corn, oat, hay, and alfalfa have been knocked down.
Carlton county Coordinator Dennis Genereau says they're winding down the emergency management phase and they're now focusing on the long-term recovery.
Genereau says he knows the recovery will take months, if not years.
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