Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman will visit Crookston and Moorhead on Tuesday to discuss flood insurance and tour residences and businesses at risk of flooding this spring.
Itâ€™s part of a statewide flood insurance education and outreach tour of communities that the National Weather Service has said are at risk for flooding this spring. Rothman will visit Champlin, St. Peter and Shakopee later in the week.
In a written statement, Rothman said the tour is a â€œproactive effortâ€ to inform Minnesotans about the National Flood Insurance Program and â€œsolidifyâ€ the state and local collaboration on flood preparation and response efforts.
â€œMinnesota communities may experience record flood levels this spring,â€ he wrote. â€œIt is our responsibility to work together, plan ahead and do everything possible to ensure communities and residents are prepared.â€
Rothman will be at the Crookston City Hall at 11 a.m. Tuesday to meet with local officials and tour the area.
At 2 p.m., heâ€™ll be at the Moorhead City Hall for a public discussion with local officials and a tour of flood-prone areas.