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Fillmore Co. and Houston Co. declare state of emergency

Courtesy National Weather Service Courtesy National Weather Service

PRESTON, Minnesota (WXOW) -- Fillmore County has joined Houston County in declaring a state of emergency to help with flood relief.

This all comes after heavy rain during the weekend flooding. In some areas water levels are rising more than 8 feet.

Both Houston and Fillmore counties took the brunt of the storms which left numerous damaged roads and flooded homes in their wake.

Earlier this week, ,initial assessments of the damage looked like the state would not meet the minimum threshold to qualify for FEMA relief.

However, Sen. Jeremy Miller of Winona now says southeastern Minnesota should reach the required threshold to qualify for federal disaster aid.

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