A mobile home park was evacuated; roads are closed; basements are flooded; city parks are filling with water. Those are just a few of the impacts the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security says have been caused by spring snow-melt and recent rains in parts of southern Minnesota.

Officials say the American Red Cross has opened a shelter for residents and their pets who were evacuated from a manufactured home community in Jordan due to flooding caused by an ice jam in Sand Creek.

They add that road closures are being reported in the following counties:

  • Jackson
  • Le Sueur
  • Goodhue
  • Winona
  • Blue Earth
  • Houston

In addition, agents say the following jurisdictions have declared states of emergency:

  • Cottonwood County
  • Nobles County
  • Yellow Medicine County
  • City of Canby

Officials have made sandbags available to residents in several counties and HSEM staff say they will continue to monitor the weather and flooding across the state.