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The Floods of 08 in Ottumwa 2 June 13, 2008

Filed under: Ottumwa — martyschmidt @ 8:58 am

Last night we got four inches of rain which created a little trouble around the city of Ottumwa. Because the river is already full there wasn’t any where for the water to go. Street sewers quickly filled up and caused several streets to become undrivable for a while.

We got some water in our basement but nothing 20 shop vac loads couldn’t take care of. Later in the night a couple that attends thebridge called because of their basement. Most of their basement had two inches of water in it. Thankfully my friend Chris had a portable sub pump.

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