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Cook officials issue Sunday flood update



On Saturday, June 22, a town hall meeting was held at the Cook Fire Hall. Moderated by Firefighter Shane Johnson, city residents and business owners had an opportunity to ask questions of city officials and staff regarding flood recovery efforts. A second town hall meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m. at the Cook Fire Hall.

The Saint Louis County Board declared a state of emergency on Thursday, June 20. While the City of Cook falls under the county declaration, the city decided to acknowledge their own declaration. Following the town hall meeting the City of Cook declared a state of emergency.

City Hall was open until 5 p.m. and the fire hall served as the volunteer command center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The American Red Cross teams will begin household assessments on Sunday.

City maintenance workers continue to check the city drinking water to assure it is safe. They are in contact with Minnesota Rural Water Association and are performing all the necessary procedures.

Cook firefighters urged people to use caution as cleanup efforts are underway. Stay away from propane tanks that are damaged or dislodged. If you see or smell anything dangerous, call 911.

Press releases and updated flood relief information is posted on the City of Cook website,

If you have questions, call City Hall, 218-666-2200 or the Cook Fire Department, 218- 666-2866.