INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published June 21, 2013, 06:09 PM

Valley City's storm is resulting in a massive day of cleaning up

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Valley City acted like a fish bowl, holding all of the rain that fell.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Valley City acted like a fish bowl, holding all of the rain that fell.

A half foot of rain fell in just a couple of hours.

The event flooded basements and streets throughout the city, resulting in a massive day of cleaning up.

This gives you an indication of how high the water got. The streets so full.

Corn stalks and debris on the lawn of this church. 30 yards from the street. So much water cars were found floating down the road.

The sounds of "the day after."

All across Valley City homeowners plugged in the pumps, using generators to power the clean up.

Basements full of water after skies opened up sending a torrent of

water down the hills of valley city and into the homes of those living

here.

At Valley City State a day of dismay.

Work crews began s sweaty, muddy, time consuming task of cleaning up

water and muck.

VCSU Athletic Director Jack Dentholm says locker rooms, the weight

room and more took on water and mud.

The damage in the athletic hall, widespread.

Allison Swenson recruited family and friends to drain her basement of water.

Carrying out belongings from the downstairs of her home. For this Mom

to be the timing was terrible.

Perhaps most telling, some of the streets of Valley City. Some so

caked with mud that city front end loaders had to be used in order to

clear the muck and debris from the roads. This after a wall of water

came down from the hills and into town.

The status of the infrastructure--much improved from earlier today. Resident still asked to limit water usage.

Tags: