|Published:||Sep 25, 2010 8:34 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 25, 2010 5:34 PM EDT|
UNDATED (AP) - Some of the rivers and streams flooding parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin are slowly receding, while others have yet to crest.
The central Wisconsin city of Stevens Point is seeing some of its worst flooding in 17 years. The Wisconsin River is expected to crest today about two feet higher than its 1993 level.
Meanwhile, officials say the flood threat is over in the western Wisconsin town of Arcadia. Today, officials are assessing the damage. More than half of the town's 2,400 residents were urged to leave yesterday after water from two creeks poured into downtown. But most returned home last night.
Parts of southeastern Minnesota remain under water. A TV station reports that water from the Zumbro River rose to the second story of many homes in Zumbro Falls, which was evacuated yesterday along with the town of Hammond.
A swollen river has caused the sanitary sewer system to fail in St. Clair, Minn. Officials are asking residents to avoid using water, including toilets. The city has requested 50,000 additional sandbags.