Sunday night deluge brings flooding

The overflowing South Cottonwood River made a lake out of farm ground two miles south of Hillsboro along Indigo Road. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
The overflowing South Cottonwood River made a lake out of farm ground two miles south of Hillsboro along Indigo Road. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
Reports of 4 to 6 inches of rain Sunday night resulted in flooding around Marion County.? By morning, five homes in Peabody had to be evacuated as Doyle Creek overflowed its banks, according to Randy Frank, Marion County Emergency Management director. Frank said Monday afternoon that he hoped the residents could re-enter their homes by the end of the day.
even deer took the high road as water crossed Kanza Road southeast of Hillsboro. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
even deer took the high road as water crossed Kanza Road southeast of Hillsboro. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
Some suspicious low-cloud activity that preceded the event early Sunday evening. Phyllis Richert photo
Some suspicious low-cloud activity that preceded the event early Sunday evening. Phyllis Richert photo