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Published June 26, 2013, 05:55 PM

The latest on flooding in Wolverton

Wolverton, MN (WDAY TV) -- Things have greatly improved here in Wolverton over the course of the day.

Wolverton, MN (WDAY TV) -- Things have greatly improved here in Wolverton over the course of the day.

I want to paint a picture for you of what it looked like this morning, this road was entirely washed out and water was rushing across as flood waters subsided the county brought in loads of dirt, building the road up, making is passable.

"We can't leave town. We are stranded."

Rising flood waters washed out 3 major roadways, leaving nearly a dozen homeowners on a makeshift island.

"I don't like it. Why not? There is too much water."

Nine inches of rain with no where to go.

"Finally looked outside and was like Wow!"

Many residents woke up this morning to what would appear to be a lake in their own front yard. The water levels are still high but if you take a look at this garage here you can see that they have in fact receded this is the dry vegetation line.

"This is the worst I've ever seen for a summer flood."

Washed out roads, gurgling culverts and many flooded basements.

Derek Tuel and his wife awoke to water leaking through their basement windows.

"It was kind of panic last night as it was happening, because tried with another pump to keep the water out but it just wasn't keeping up."

The end result...

"Pretty much 4-inches and down is soaked. We just put everything on the bed that we could and got the important papers and pictures up stairs, stuff you can't replace. "

Despite the water damage and frustration, Tuel says the situation could have been much worse. Luckily his family is safe.

The city of Wolverton is receiving help, the Red Cross dropped off lunch and neighboring Richland County brought Salvation Army clean-up kits.

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