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Waseca under water: Video shows impact on this week’s floods

Video footage shows the extent of the flooding damage in Waseca.
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Few places in Minnesota had it worse this week than Waseca, which experienced almost 14 inches of rain in just 48 hours.

The southeast Minnesota city bore the brunt of the torrential downpours that storms brought on Tuesday and Wednesday, and subsequent, albeit lighter, rainfalls seen since then.

The extent of the flooding in the city has been captured by Preston Schultz, who took the above video footage showing the aftermath of the downpour.

As well as flooded streets and parking lots, damaged basements and swollen lakes and rivers, it also shows the hardy nature of Waseca residents as they recover from the damage, with some even taking canoes to the water.

WCCO reports that Sen. Amy Klobuchar was in the Faribault area on Saturday surveying the flood damage, with businesses preparing for more trouble because of the rain that fell last night.

The wet weather this week has caused the Cannon River to swell, with the TV station reporting the Faribault Woolen Mill was surrounded by sandbags and flood water.

Wet Sunday, drier week ahead

Waseca and the rest of southeastern Minnesota – including the Twin Cities – had another sprinkling on Sunday morning, but for the rest of the week things are looking much better.

With tens of thousands of golf fans descending on Hazeltine National in Chaska for the Ryder Cup, they should have dry, sunny and warm weather accompanying them.

The National Weather Service says that temperatures will inch up towards 70 in the Twin Cities as the week progresses.

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