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Carlton County sheriff cautions residents about flood risk

The Carlton County Sheriff's Office is advising residents that high-moisture snowpack and saturated soil conditions have elevated the risk of flooding.

"We are monitoring and will continue to monitor the situation," Sheriff Kelly Lake stated in a news release Friday morning. "Currently, the weather looks good for the near future for slow melting, which helps with flood risk."

In the event of severe weather or flooding, Carlton County will notify the public by using the Everbridge System. To sign up for Everbridge, visit co.carlton.mn.us. The county website will post a road closure map if flooding forces road closures.

For more information about planning for severe weather and flooding, visit ready.gov. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management also has information at dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/Pages/2019-spring-flooding.aspx.

Skywarn Spotter training available April 2

Carlton County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will offer National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter training April 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class will be in the Tamarack Room on the second floor of the Carlton County Public Health and Human Services building, 14 N. 11th St., Cloquet.

Call 218-384-9539 for more information and to preregister.

County testing tornado sirens April 11

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8-12. Carlton County will test tornado siren warnings at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. April 11.

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