The aid will support five counties and cover 75% of damage costs.
Known as a "PRE," these events happen ahead of a tropical cyclone's track.
It's happened just 17 times since 1973.
Areas to the north of Mankato were hit the hardest.
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Bird Island in south-central Minnesota had more than 7 inches of rain.
It was one of several vehicles to become submerged after the area received several inches of rain.
The heaviest rains could fall in east-central Minnesota.
Ridiculous rainfall totals have washed out roads in western Wisconsin.
There is major flooding in northwestern Minnesota.
An ice jam has also been causing problems in St. Peter.
The best-case scenario will be little snow and a stretch of dry, warm conditions.
A couple of parks and have been closed due to the rising river levels.
Parts of Duluth's waterfront has closed down ahead of possible storm surges.
The Nemadji River appears to have crested Tuesday morning.
The popular park has been out of action throughout the summer.
There's a growing concern about flash flooding in southeast MN again.
The heavy rain shut down Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota on Thursday.
Some locations could get up to 5 inches of rain.
Folks in southern Minnesota could pick up ridiculous rain totals.
Numerous city streets were underwater during the evening rush hour.
The warning is in place until 7:30 p.m.
Heavy rain rendered many roads impassable for a time on Thursday.
Another round of strong/severe storms is expected later Monday.