April 19, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 92

Gogebic, Iron counties prepared in case of flood

BESSEMER — Flood season preparations are under way in Gogebic and Iron counties.

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The Montreal River flows through a dam near Norrie Park early this week.

According to Iron County Emergency Management Director Stacy Ofstad, roughly 10,000 sand bags have been purchased this year, with about 17,500 bags available in case of flooding emergencies.

Sand bags have also been purchased in Gogebic County.

The last big flood on the Gogebic Range was in 2002, said Jim Loeper, Gogebic County Emergency Management Director. He has reviewed records of the flood to determine what emergency management officials had trouble with and what can be done to ensure a smoother respons...