JULY 12, 2018

1:00pm Update

The Flood Response Hotline is still in operation, please note new hours:  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please call (507) 337-6176 and be prepared to provide information such as your address, a damage assessment (minor/major/destroyed) and if you have insurance on your property. This information is important for future remedial action as well as potential homeowner financial assistance that could be applied for on behalf of residents.

 

JULY 9, 2018

5:30pm Update

The Flood Response Hotline is still open for residents of Marshall and all of Lyon County to report any damages to your property that occurred due to last week's rain event (not including Tracy as they have their own hotline set up already).

Please call (507) 337-6176 and be prepared to provide information such as your address, a damage assessment (minor/major/destroyed) and if you have insurance on your property.

The hotline will be available during the following hours:

Monday 7/9 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tuesday 7/10 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wednesday 7/11 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

We are asking for this information so we may obtain information about your damages to relay to both government and volunteer organizations that may be willing to respond and lend aid.

 

JULY 6, 2018

6:30pm Update

Starting Saturday, July 7th at 9:00 a.m., a Flood Response Hotline will be open for residents of Marshall and Lyon County to report any damages to your property that occurred due to the recent rain event (not including Tracy as they have their own hotline set up already).

Please call (507) 337-6176 and be prepared to provide information such as your address, a damage assessment (minor/major/destroyed) and if you have insurance on your property.

The hotline will be available during the following hours:

Saturday 7/7: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday 7/8: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Monday 7/10: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The hotline will be staffed as needed for the remainder of the week. We are asking for this information so we may obtain information about your damages to relay to both government and volunteer organizations that may be willing to respond and lend aid.

We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading this message to those who have been affected.

 

2:45pm Update

Waste Management and Southwest Sanitation are handling private removal of smaller debris in the City limits. You can bring larger amounts of debris directly to the Lyon County Landfill (located east of Camden State Park). Demolition items (such as drywall, wood, etc.) are accepted at a lower cost than standard landfill rates. Carpet is not considered demolition waste, but rather, landfill garbage. You can contact the Lyon County landfill directly with any questions at 507-865-4615 or visit their website (http://lyonco.org/landfill) for more details. They are open Saturday from 7:00am to 12:00pm and weekdays 6:00am to 4:00pm.

As for repair, no Building Permit is required for carpet replacement, trim board replacement, or minor sheetrock/wall insulation work (less than 1.5 feet above the basement floor). A Building Permit is required for greater water damage, including anything related to mechanical equipment. Mold and mildew is not addressed by the State Building Code—questions related to mold and mildew should be directed to local cleaning companies or Public Health (507-537-6747). All questions related to electrical wiring should be directed to the local MN electrical inspector, Mark Senker, at 829-2993. Contact the Marshall Building Department at (507) 537-6773 if you have questions regarding building permit requirements

 

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10:30am Update

Due to the recent heavy rains and saturated soil conditions, the City of Marshall experienced severe storm water flooding causing many sewer manholes to be under water. This, along with prohibited sump pump connections, contributed to the sanitary sewer system becoming massively overloaded with storm water. Contrary to earlier information, there were indeed no power outages at the Wastewater Treatment Facility or at any sanitary sewer lift stations. All equipment performed at maximum capacity. The City staff had bypass pumps located around town to relieve the sanitary sewer system to prevent sewer backups into homes to the best of our ability. The Wastewater Treatment Facility typically treats about 3 million gallons of wastewater per day. On July 3rd, we received approximately 14.5 million gallons. We are still seeing very high flows of over 4 million gallons per day.

Please remove any sump pump connections from the sanitary sewer and route them to your yard or street. Connecting your sump pump to the sanitary sewer system is illegal, with exception to winter discharge with a permit from the City. This will help relieve the strain being placed on City infrastructure and in turn, help reduce wastewater treatment costs.

We will continue to post important updates in the near future. Thank you for your help!

 


JULY 5, 2018

The City of Marshall and our residents are still cleaning up from the flooding event on Tuesday. Cleanup is coming along from the City standpoint and we know several residents are still dealing with the aftermath of water in basements. We recommend filing any insurance claims to your insurance company in a timely manner.

If you were one of those unlucky residences, here are a few websites with great resources to help with your cleanup efforts:

https://www.pca.state.mn.us/featured/basement-flooding

 

http://lyonco.org/environmental/1335-about-hhw

 

http://www.swmhhs.com/locations/lyon-county/

We will be sharing more details with what you should do with damaged items like furniture and carpet on Friday, July 6th. If you have any household hazardous waste like paint or cleaners to dispose of, you can drop that off at the Lyon County Environmental Office located in the Public Works building near the fairgrounds.

Further updates will be coming over the next few days but if you have any questions, please call City Hall at (507) 537-6760.