Photo by Jeri Borst
Six Mile Creek spills out onto Polk Road 34, right, and Henry Lane, underwater left, last week during a flash flood when several water rescues were performed throughout the county by first responders. Heavy rainfall caused major damage to county roads, bridges and drainage structures, Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison said. As much as 13 inches of rain was reported. Ellison said the first priority is to make sure residents can access properties and are accessible for emergency vehicles. Further repairs require areas to dry before proper repairs and maintenance can be performed. Report impassable county roads to 394-8132 or 394-8133.