Flooding around Dubuque County

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A downpour of rain that started Wednesday afternoon has left Dubuque County scrambling to prevent flooding damage. The rain total exceeded 13 inches over the past day, flooding homes and streets. KCRG reports that the rain may continue till the end of Thursday:

City officials report that 13-15 inches of rain has fallen in Dubuque since Wednesday afternoon. Dubuque Public Works Director Don Vogt tells KCRG-TV9 that is in his 36-years in Dubuque, he has never seen flooding of this magnitude. Overnight, the Dubuque Fire Department called in every available employee to help respond to emergency calls, according to fire chief Dan Brown. Chief Brown says that the department’s resources were stretched thin due to the flooding and responding to two fires. Continue reading