Volunteers in Saint Clair are putting sandbags along the Le Sueur River, trying to hold back flooding caused by heavy rains Wednesday night into Thursday. Mayor Doug Westphal says, “We don’t know how high we have to sandbag and if that’s gonna be enough. We did this back in 2010 and back then we got really lucky: We were within a few inches of breaching the sandbag wall that we built, but this time there’s just so much more water coming in.”
Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jeremy Brennan says, stay out of the water on the Le Sueur River. He says the current is very fast and dangerous, and they’ve had to ask some people to get out of the water. “It’s very dangerous and we can’t guarantee that we can get to ’em to save ’em if they would go in,” he says. Brennan says anyone that needs to retrieve something from the flood zone should contact law enforcement and not try to go in themselves. Officials say no unnecessary travel in the Saint Clair area.