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THOMSON - Its day two of state and local leaders touring flood damaged cities and towns.
Minnesota legislators landed in Esko by helicopter to take a firsthand look at the flood damages in Thomson.
"The important message here is to the legislators,” Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL) Minnesota said. “To let them know we need your help."
"They've never asked for anything, well today's your turn," Senate Minority Leader Thomas Bakk (DFL) Cook said.
State leaders got an aerial view and toured on foot, looking at the swept away roads and water damaged homes.
"We're gonna react fully and solemnly and good accord for this particular area of the state," State Senator Dave Senjem (R) Senate Majority Leader said.
City officials say 80% of the city is damaged by last week’s flood.
"Devastating,” Kim Price of Thomson said. “I've seen my parents age a lot in the last few days."
More than 40 homes are damaged and several are a total loss.
"They're lives have been called out onto the curbs with their belongings,” Thomson Assistant Mayor Heather Macdonald said.
"We're trying to clean and pack things but we don't know where we putting them,” said Price. “We don't know where they're going to live."
Residents are without access to water and sewer.
"We're going through bottled water like crazy," said Macdonald.
Thomson officials estimate the flood damages to be over a million dollars.
"They were estimating a total of $1,200,000 to repair the city and infrastructure,” said Macdonald. “That is not including the homes."
After assessing the flood devastated city, legislators say there is a high chance for a special session.
“With today's outpouring, the chances of a special session are very, very good." State Senator Tony Lourey (DFL) Minnesota said.
The total damages and whether a special session will be called are unknown right now.
But, legislators are guaranteeing one thing.
"On behalf of myself and all of my legislative colleges, I just want you to know the city of Thomson will be rebuilt," said Bakk.
Legislators say once they know the full extent of the flood damages they will decide if they will or will not move forward with a special session.