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Bryon, Mantorville hard hit by Monday Flood Waters

Updated: 06/18/2014 11:35 AM
Created: 06/18/2014 11:26 AM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) - Some parts of the state are seeing the second wettest year on record. The fast and heavy rain left many areas underwater on Monday. ABC 6 News Reporter Hannah Tran shows us hard hit spots where structures and roads are barely withstanding the pressure.

Impassable roads, flooded structures, plains with large pockets of water, Southeast Minnesota got a very heavy dose of rain on Monday.

It was a big enough storm to close down a couple roads like the one leading to Oxbow Park.

Lara Richards has to change her Tuesday agenda, while the weekly Farmers Market in Mantorville had to change some plans too.

They normally set up behind resident Paul Larson, where caution tape surrounded the Mantorville Dam, which overflowed so badly that a small stream flowed down an adjacent street Monday night.

Lots of rain in little time, that's one of the main reasons that Southland High School officials say caused a major leak and a partial collapse of its roof.

Tim Sara-nen, a custodian at the Adams High School, had quite the headache the past 24 hours because of a clogged ceiling drain.

But he says things could have been a lot worse. Material things are easy to replace, while others, not so much. Hannah Tran ABC 6 News.



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