Rain falling fast and furious Wednesday night flooded streets in Onawa, Iowa when the drainage system couldn't keep up with the downpour of 4 inches of rain. It rained for several hours... heavy at times. At its high point, these waters were up all the way to the bumpers of trucks and the doors of compact cars.
Army Corps starts work on river repairs
The US Army Corps of Engineers will pour more than $8 million to fix the navigation channel along the Missouri River in Iowa and Nebraska. The corps says the project will repair a 120 mile stretch of the river from Sioux City to Rulo, Nebraska. Last summer's historic flooding damaged the channel. Work is set to begin within the week and should be done by September 2014.
There is now a legal battle over a flood fight. Fimco, Inc says it provided the residents of the Wynstone development in South Dakota with 27,000 sandbags and laborers for 10 days at a cost of more than $100,000. Fimco says Wynstone hasn't paid the bill. The company is suing the development's homeowners association for the money. Wynstone has about a week to respond.
Another big detour for drivers in Siouxland this construction season. Starting in July, the ramp going from Highway 20 eastbound to I-29 southbound will close for about 35 days. Detours may back up traffic, which has many concerned about commute times. South Sioux officials say a recent change will help prevent major problems.
A little treasure in the debris of a home that once welcomed Rebecca Garland's four grandchildren gave her such a delight.More >>
A little treasure in the debris of a home that once welcomed Rebecca Garland's four grandchildren gave her such a delight as her friends and family scoured the mountain of rubble for any mementos left behind by Monday's powerful tornado.More >>
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