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Limited Damage Following Thanksgiving Weekend Flooding

Polk County has once again experienced torrential rains and floods, an all too common occurrence in recent years. A slow moving storm system began slamming the county with rainfall on Thanksgiving Day and didn’t slow down until the weekend was up, causing many to spend their four-day holiday indoors.

As much or more than ten inches was reported throughout the County over the Thanksgiving weekend. Wet weather had already slowed projects such as county road repairs and now those projects will be pushed back even further.

“We are pretty fortunate that there wasn’t a whole lot of damage done. There were several typical spots where water came over the bridges or roads became impassable. Unfortunately, until the terrain dries out, there isn’t much we can do to complete some of our fall projects,” said Polk County Judge Ellison.


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