Cleanup crews all over Winona County still have their hands full.
Eighty National Guard members are securing neighborhoods to keep people and their homes safe.
"The size of a catastrophy like this is very unusual," said Winona County Dive Rescue Team Leader Russ Marsolek.
Among the ongoing efforts in southeastern Minnesota is the search for 37-year-old Jered Lorenz.
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is calling it a priority.
Dozens of members of the Winona County Dive Team, the Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Army, along with Lorenz's family, searched a part of the 10-mile long Rush Creek Monday.
Crews worked on foot and divers in wetsuits waded through the murky water.
"We've been strictly on the ground today," said Civil Air Patrol member Dave Yost. "The ceiling's too low to fly airplanes."
:: I guess if there was a textbook example of, "More than meets the skies," this would be it. The weather kept the aircraft out of the fight, and it's the CAP Ground Teams who have stepped up to get it done.
It's interesting to note that in this case, there are more CAP boots on the ground than National Guardsman responding to this emergency.
As you can see from the picture above, which shows a CAP Ground Team working the riverbed where the missing man's car was found. After watching the news segment video, it seems to me that most of the Team was made up of Cadets.
In cases like this, when the weather is too low to allow us to launch our fixed wing aircraft, it's got to be very frustrating for the air crews. I guess that's why I'm dual rated.
NOTE: If the teams from NCR start burning out, we've got people ready to go, who are only a short C-130 ride away.
It's another example of how dedicated our people are, that they're now rolling into their second day of operations.
Keep up the good work folks.