Finally, images of the flooding in southeast Minnesota are emerging. The Winona Daily News this afternoon has an excellent slideshow of images along the Root River. Up to now, for some reason, images in the area around Lanesboro have been hard to come by.
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Meanwhile, in Iowa, things are even worse as these images from Getty Images show.
Also find some intriguing pictures of the Iowa flooding on the Gazzetteonline Web site (Hat tip: News Cut reader Joel Federer)
At least one death is reported on the flooding in Minnesota. County Highway 34 in Albert Lea was washed out and one car was washed away. Rescuers recovered a person -- alive -- from a car, but then the driver reported his/her car was actually atop another.
I grew up in Cedar Rapids, IA. and it is just amazing to see how bad the flooding has been, and the water is STILL rising. One of the local stations is doing live streaming through their website at kcrg dot com.
Much of the downtown area is flooded, bridges are completely under water, one railroad bridge has collapsed. People are attempting to sandbag, but the water is rising so much higher and faster than expected, that it's really having very little, if any, affect. This is the worst flooding in that area ever! Absolutely insane.
I'm originally from Austin and the one reported death happened only one mile from where I grew up. It's hard to believe that it was merely a drainage ditch which washed out this hard surface road.