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Published June 26, 2013, 04:29 PM

Wolverton, MN is hit hard with flash floods

Wolverton, MN (WDAY TV) -- The Red is on the rise after numerous torrential downpours last night. It's at 26.3 feet in Fargo-Moorhead, 8 feet above flood stage.

Wolverton, MN (WDAY TV) -- The Red is on the rise after numerous torrential downpours last night. It's at 26.3 feet in Fargo-Moorhead, 8 feet above flood stage.

Wolverton, Minnesota, 20 miles south of Moorhead, was hit especially hard.

As we find out from WDAY six reporter Andrea Hubbell, 8 to 9 inches of rain washed out roads and left people in town trapped.

If you just take a look at this grass that not too long ago the water water was clear up here and back behind me where a road used to be, you can tell just how powerful nine inches of rain can really be.

Since 2 a.m. Minn dot has been patrolling highway 75 and blocked off a quarter mile because of water washing over the road. Numerous people were forced to escape there homes. Others, woke up this morning to see the devastation for the first time. Some are comparing it to the great Fargo flood back in the 90's.

Art Wolfgang/Resident: "this is nuts. I've never seen it like this. And it might seem really cruel but this is kinda neat. I've never seen nature up this close and I think this is kind of cool."

Now there's only so many ways out of these neighborhoods and many of the roads are still washed out. Some of the residents are still trapped waiting for all of this water to recede.

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