Video: 3 rescued from flood waters near Minn.-Iowa border - Bring Me The News

Video: 3 rescued from flood waters near Minn.-Iowa border

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Severe thunderstorms passing through the Midwest Wednesday triggered flash flooding that swept an SUV off the road near the Minnesota-Iowa border.

KTTC reports two women and a child were trapped inside the vehicle amidst rising flood waters. Cameras were rolling as rescuers brought the three to safety.
[preserve]
KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports[/preserve]

KAAL said downed trees, power outages and flooding were reported in Wells, Minn. Wednesday evening. No one was hurt.

The storm system also produced tornados that damaged a handful of businesses and homes in Belmond, Iowa, KTTC reported.

The Associated Press said two of the businesses were destroyed. A photo slideshow of damage is available on the Des Moines County Register's website.

Next Up

Related

Flood water recedes, problems persist in NE Minn.

Floodwaters are receding in most areas of northeast Minnesota, but it will be several more days before the area is safe to travel. Many flood victims have started to turn their attention to cleaning up and surveying the damage -- which is expected to exceed $100 million in Duluth alone. Residents in the Fon du Lac neighborhood were among those allowed to return Saturday.

Couple rescued by helicopter from flood

Water rushing over the Thomson Reservoir created flooding that prevented residents from leaving their homes in Thomson, Minn., southwest of Duluth. KARE 11 has dramatic video of a husband and wife being rescued by helicopter.