2013 Flood Preparation
As we head further into 2013, the potential for flooding within the city limits is being monitored regularly by city officials. We've listed various information below on what the city is doing to prepare for this and what we expect our residents to do in preparation if flooding should occur within the city.
We will provide periodic updates as needed in regard to potential flooding concerns in the city. One way of doing this will be with the city eAlert system, which will automatically send you an e-mail notification of events going on within the community. If you are interested in being notified of flood related matters or other city related concerns, please click on this eAlert to sign up. The 'Preparation for flooding' shown below also has contact information for the emergency management director and deputy emergency management director should you have any further questions.
As of March 23, the ice above the dam on the Mississippi River was between 24"-30" in thickness.
INFORMATION AS OF APRIL 9, 2013
Please see the below advisory from the National Weather Service. We continue to monitor the ice on the Mississippi River which is now open for about 30 yards north of the dam with thin ice or no ice along the sides in portions of the river north of the dam.
Current watches, warnings, and advisories.
· Winter Storm Warning today through Thursday morning for west central MN...and tonight through Thursday morning for east central MN (including the Twin Cities Metro).
· Winter Weather Advisory tonight through Thursday morning north of Alexandria and St. Cloud...and south of New Ulm and Faribault (except the far southern tier of counties along I-90)
· Winter Weather Advisory from midnight tonight through Thursday afternoon for west central WI.'
· A Hydrologic Outlook is in effect for central MN and western WI for an ice jam threat.
Preparation for flooding
Supply cost from City of Sartell
Sartell Flood Plain Map
Sand Bagging Instructions
Additional Flood Related Resources
FEMA midwest flood information
National Flood Insurance Program
UMN Flood Preparation Site
Citizen Alert Notification (this notification system is managed by Stearns County)
If you live in the Sartell and would like to sign up to receive notices about severe weather, flooding and public health emergencies, click on the below link. Once you are there, click the box that reads Citizen Alert Notification Sign Up. If you are having difficulty signing up through the link, you can call 320-259-3940 to sign up as well.