Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
County/Area ANOKA
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-07-16 06:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N FRIDLEY
End Date 2011-07-16 08:30:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1N FRIDLEY
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 500.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A small complex of thunderstorms developed across central Minnesota, and moved southeast across the northern Twin Cities Metro area and produced locally four to six inches of rainfall in less than 4 hours.
A train derailed near Fridley due to a bridge being undermined from excessive rainfall. Several water rescues were also performed around Fridley.
Some of the major roads that were closed during the height of the storm include;
McKnight at Hwy 36, Interstate 35 at Interstate 694, Highway 51 at Interstate 694.
The city of St. Anthony had 3 condo structures, 12 units each, that were flooded to the point that the local fire department had to cut off electric and gas to the buildings. Plus, the local Red Cross had to assist with finding housing for the displaced. There were also many homes with flooded basements in the same area (Fordham Drive, Shamrock Drive, Penrod Drive).
The city of New Brighton received an estimated 5 to 6 inches of rain in about a 2 �� hour period of time. This rain created numerous areas of flooding within the City. Significant flooding and damage occurred in the following locations: Garden View Apartments where their west side lower parking lot was underwater. An estimated 100 cars were damaged. Lakeside Mobile Home Park had numerous homes and vehicles that received significant water damage. There were also numerous other areas of the City that experienced high levels of water and damage to include the Hansen Park area, Pike Lake neighborhood, New Brighton Business Center, 400 block of Old Hwy 8 NW and Innsbruck Drive west of Silver Lake Rd. The city of Little Canada had damage to an office building that contained 6 tenants. The building had about 3 feet of water in it during the height of the storm.
The city of Shoreview had several homes with basement flooding. A couple were on Richmond Ave.
The city of Maplewood had a road wash out on Old County Road D just east of Highway 61. A major creek culvert goes under the roadway and it will need to be replaced as well as the road rebuilt.
Event Narrative Several main highways, and secondary roads had significant flooding, with up to four feet of standing water in southern Anoka County. A train was derailed near Fridley due to the excessive rainfall that caused erosion along a culvert.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
LITTLE CANADA RAMSEY CO. MN 07/16/2011 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIDLEY ANOKA CO. MN 07/16/2011 06:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
WHITE BEAR LAKE RAMSEY CO. MN 07/16/2011 06:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
NORTH ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 07/16/2011 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.000M 0.00K