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Roads Become Rivers In Wolverton

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The town of Wolverton, Minnesota, is one of the hardest hit in Tuesday night's rain storm. Nearly nine inches of water fell in just hours, turning roads into fast moving rivers.

Wolverton Councilman, David Newman, says some roads even got washed away completely stranding people. "Pretty amazing that in three hours the water got as high or a little bit higher than it did in '09, where it wiped out all the access points into town, so it's a little concerning when there's that many people who live on that side of town who have no way to get out."

It wasn't just roads that got washed away in the storm, several homes and even the newly remolded Faith Lutheran Church were damaged. Church President, Bev Isrealson, said it was definitely a frustrating morning.

"We just built this new addition on about two and half years ago and stuff and all I could think was all our hard work and we did a lot of the work ourselves here so a lot of people here were just very upset," Isrealson says. 

The city has declared a state of emergency and begun to repair some those washed out roads, opening up those cut off areas in town. However it could be several weeks before everything is back to normal.

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