Wolverton recovering from June flood damageWolverton, MN (WDAY TV) - By the looks of it now, you'd never imagine the sheer panic sweeping through the small community of Wolverton back in late June.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Wolverton, MN (WDAY TV) - By the looks of it now, you'd never imagine the sheer panic sweeping through the small community of Wolverton back in late June.
Lynn Grohman- Lost Basement: "Well, we had a downpour."
Grohman: "It was basically a nightmare."
All starting with a bunch of water…
Kevin Maesse- City Engineer: "Ten inches of rain in one shot is almost unheard of."
It's been about two and a half months since the entire town was washed over, with water rushing through roads like this one, going right into people's homes.
Grohman: "We had water coming in through some of our windows, like falling in."
Lynn Grohman and her family lost their entire basement.
Grohman: "Four kids were upstairs with us. They actually had to sleep in the church for part of the summer."
Ever since the storm, the entire community has been acting fast to rebuild; refilling washed-out roadways and removing all the debris.
Maesse: "There's a lot of gravel and rip-rap washed into the coulie that needs to be cleaned up."
All the while, meeting with FEMA and hoping for funding headed their way from the State Capital to cover roughly $32,000 in damages…
Grohman: "That would be great. We would be so thankful."
Maesse: "What do you do? You know, you fix what you can and just go on. It's one thing you hope you'll never see again."
18 different counties with June flood damage throughout the state will get money from this special one-day session with Minnesota's share coming in at $4.5 million.