Flood of July weekend

• Reports of 6 to 8 inches of rain over the weekend dampened spirits for the Fourth of July weekend.

Off and on showers over three days results in minor flooding in familiar areas of Marion County

Even with varying reports of 6 to 8 inches of rain falling upon Marion County from Friday night through Sunday, Emergency Management Director Randy Frank said flood damage to property was limited. “We had some minor flooding throughout the county,” he said Monday. “Some of the roadways were blocked off for a period of time, but they’ve all been opened up again.” Pictured above are two locations near Hillsboro that are particularly prone to flooding. The top two photos are of Kanza Road about three miles south of 190th Street; water across the road prompted the cancellation of Sunday services at Ebenfeld Menno­nite Brethren Church. July3FloodCorn826The lower left photo, taken about three miles south of Hillsboro off of Indigo Road, shows the water rising to about half the height of the corn growing in the field on the west side of the road; the right photo shows the water as it emerges from under the roadway heading east. Frank said Monday: “We are currently in a flood warning that comes through the National Weather Service, and I’m going to ask them to extend the flood warning for one more day. I know the people who love water don’t like that, but it’s a precaution to keep people safe.”

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