Official: 11 Inches Of Rain In George, IA
July 22, 2010, 6:01 PM
GEORGE, IA -
Several homeowners in the northwestern town of George, Iowa, saw among the worst of the flooding from overnight storms Wednesday.
George Fire Chief Arnie Eben says it got so bad that two people needed to be rescued after water filled their basement and surrounded their house. They weren't hurt, but the rest of the community faces a lot of clean up ahead.
There's little time, nor place, for a picnic in the town of George.
Just short of a foot of water swept through the community overnight, leaving dozens of homeowners in a soggy situation.
Donna Krahling's spare bedroom in her basement is now an indoor pool, after flooding sunk the side of her home. She's thinking less about the damage, and more about the family-made gifts and treasured photo slides down below.
"The water was to the ceiling so I'm sure nothing down there will be saved," Krahling said.
Firefighters are going door-to-door to as many as 40 homes for situation similar to Krahling's, all while trying to maneuver roadblocks in several directions.
The fast-moving flood water damaged several bridges that run through the town. And they're going to need to stay closed for the rest of the summer.
But many say they'll find a way to do their part to help, all to connect the community again.
"We'll get through it. Neighbors helping neighbors," Fire Chief Arnie Eben said.
The fire chief says water in the creek that runs through George reached 10 to 12 feet above flood stage overnight.
About 1,000 live in the town.
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