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Water surrounds school in northwest Iowa


Onawa, Iowa (KTIV) - Students in Onawa, Iowa were surprised on their way to school with almost four inches of flooding.

Cars were trapped, streets paved with water, and even some of the playgrounds flooded.  With the combination of rain from last night and storms from early Monday morning, Onawa didn't stand a chance.

Because Onawa's land is so flat there's always a chance of flooding even with small amounts of rain.

Superintendent Lyle Schwartz said, "Onawa is a very flat town and the drainage system is difficult when you get a lot of rain in a short period of time, because there's not a lot of slope. So where ever the low areas are, that's where the water goes."

Superintendent Schwartz recommends everyone be safe when driving, and if possible don't drive in standing water.

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