Families rescued by boat, roads out after 7 inches of rain in Dundas


Two families in Dundas, about an hour south of the metro just past Northfield, had to be rescued from their homes by boat, reports WCCO-TV.

According to the station, a total of four families have been displaced in the small town of Dundas, though estimates are growing. Three roads are also washed out in Rice Country near Dundas, says WCCO.

Police Chief Chuck Walerius said that seven people were displaced from their homes in Dundas, according to the Northfield News.

"It went from ankle-deep to waist-deep in minutes," one resident tells the Northfield paper."When I was in the basement, I started getting banged around by the furniture; it was floating."

Another says, "I have lived here since 1975 and it has not ever, ever flooded here."

Four to eight inches of rain fell across Rice County this morning, according to the National Weather Service. Concern now is the rising Cannon River, as KARE 11 reports.

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