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Newport resident Steve Svoboda surveys the water encroaching on his Cedar Lane home Monday. Svoboda is one of many residents along the levee that could see significant damage if the water breaches. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Newport braces for potential record flood

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Recent heavy rainfall has the city of Newport on alert for what is expected to be a record flood if water breaches a non-certified levee on the northwest side of town.


The rain began last week and hit the area hard, leaving patches of standing water across the city of Newport, Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hanson said Monday.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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