Flood relief efforts kicking into high gear along US-Canadian border

By KBJR News 1

June 15, 2014 Updated Jun 15, 2014 at 11:05 PM CST

International Falls, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The American Red Cross is ramping up its response to flooding along the U.S. – Canadian border.

According to spokespeople additional relief workers and supplies, including a second mobile feeding truck, are heading to International Falls Sunday and Monday.

Since Thursday, thousands of sandbags have been distributed to low lying houses and areas along Rainy Lake, and the Rainy River.

On Friday, a culmination of spring snow melt and a recent string of heavy rainfall had caused Rainy Lake to rise by at least two feet. And officials expect it to rise more still before it goes down.

Red Cross mobile feeding on Saturday served approximately 70 meals to volunteers in Koochiching County.

If you'd like to help contribute to the Red Cross's efforts:

RED CROSS

Billy Wagness
bwagness@kbjr.com