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Deadline is Friday for St. Louis County residents to report flood damage

Information will be used to consider possibilities for federal assistance and local property tax relief.

Water levels are slowly dropping at Sandy Point Lodge and Resort
As seen last week, water levels have pulled back from Sandy Point Lodge and Resort, leaving behind damaged docks and cabins on Lake Kabetogama.
Wyatt Buckner / File / Duluth News Tribune
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DULUTH — Property owners in St. Louis County sustaining flood damage to their primary residence from April 22 to present are being asked to complete a damage assessment survey no later than Friday.

While it has not yet been determined if federal assistance will be made available to private property owners, the Federal Emergency Management Agency requested the information, a county news release said Tuesday.

A link to complete the survey can be found online at stlouiscountymn.gov/damageinfo .

The worst of the flooding occurred in the Rainy River/Rainy Lake Basin area. But flooding also affected areas on the Iron Range, including Fredenberg Township.

Coverage of flooding
St. Louis County's flood response is moving into “recovery mode."

People are asked to complete the survey so the information is recorded should assistance be made available, the county said.

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Anyone who completed the survey in spring does not have to do it again.

Separate from any possible federal assistance, the survey information will also be reviewed by the St. Louis County Assessors Department as it works to determine possible property tax relief as part of its damage assessment process.

That work is expected to be completed by the end of July, but is contingent upon water levels being conducive to allow for proper field inspections, the county said.

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