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Gallery: Drone images show extent of flood damage in Murray County

Huge amounts of rain fell in Murray County, causing widespread flooding.

The damage left behind after almost a foot of rain fell in a single morning has been revealed in drone images released by Murray County.

The southwest Minnesota county was swamped by the July 3 deluge, with the area of The Lakes, in the northern part of the county, particularly hard-hit.

The Worthington Daily Globe reports that many homeowners experienced catastrophic damage to their properties, with basements flooded after more than 7 inches fell in the space of just 2 hours.

Campgrounds were submerged, roads overrun, and lakeside shoreline and properties damaged in the widespread flooding, while the newspaper notes that 70 children had to be evacuated from the Lake Shetek bible camp.

By the time the storm had finished, as much as 11 inches of rain had fallen.

Murray County obtained drone images of the damage in The Lakes area last Thursday, two days after the historic rainfall.

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