A portion of Morrison County is under a flash flood warning Monday night, June 29.

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued the warning 6:42 p.m., noting Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms were producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 3-5 inches had fallen at that point, the weather service stated, with as much as 1-3 inches of rain still expected.

Affected areas include Little Falls and the Little Falls Airport, Pierz, Flensburg, Lastrup, Sobieski and Genola. Flash flooding is occurring or may occur in small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other drainage and low-lying areas. The warning is in effect until 11:45 p.m.

The weather service reminded drivers to “turn around, don’t drown” when encountering flooded roads, as most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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