On the evening of June 9, Emergency Manager Don Kullot was out and assessing the flooding situation in Fillmore County. The areas that seemed most affected were west of Preston, south of Stewartville-Spring Valley-Wykoff, and to the Ostrander areas. At one time earlier in the evening, a Fillmore County Deputy was stranded between County Road 30 and Klondike Road, moving to higher ground before finding a way out. As always, PLEASE USE CAUTION in these circumstances. Travelers are reminded to “TURN AROUND AND DON’T DROWN”!
The eastern side of our county was also affected, with the southeastern area reported to have received up to five inches of rain. Highway 43 north of Mabel was reported to have water over the roadway.
Top photo is on County Road 15 south of 120th Street. Bottom photo is on County Road 22 between Harmony and the junction of County Roads 15 and 22.