2019 Flooding


These are road closures that have been reported to Brown County.  There might be unreported road closures.  If you see water on the road, Turn Around, Don't Drown!

sandbagSandbags For Brown County Residents Available - Press Release (PDF)

  • City of New Ulm residents can go to the New Ulm Street Department located at 2020 North Broadway (After 1 PM March 20th) to obtain sandbags.
  • Brown County Residents can obtain the bags between the hours of 7:15 AM and 3:45 PM Monday through Friday. Please contact Brown County Planning and Zoning at: 507-233-6640.

The property owner will be responsible for obtaining the sand, and also for filling the bags. Proper disposal of the sand and sandbags is the homeowner’s responsibility. Instructions for disposal will be available in the near future.

Sand Bag Instructions

cleanupkitFlood Clean Up Kits: Brown County has a limited supply of American Red Cross flood clean up kits.  These kits are located at the Brown County Courthouse, in the Planning and Zoning/Emergency Management office.  They are free of charge. (Limit of one kit per household)

 Other Information

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Contact Emergency Management

Laine Sletta
EM Director
Phone: (507) 233-6644

Robert Santaella
Asst. EM Director
Phone: (507) 233-6642

Shawn Stoermann
Emergency Manager
Phone: (507) 233-6852

Karen Moritz
Public Health Director
(507) 233-6809

Michelle Steinbeisser
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
(507) 233-6813



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Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm (most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.


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