Area flooding photos,
June 25, 2002
Photos by Lynda Jensen and Ryan Gueningsman
Residents of Howard Lake's mobile
home park were evacuated by boats during the early morning hours Tuesday
due to heavy rainfall.
Troy and Susie Lange.The Langes fled their home located at the east shore
of Ann Lake at 2 a.m. when a wall of mud penetrated the retaining wall behind
their house, which is situated under a bluff beside the lake. The retaining
wall failed, and a wall of mud and debris burst through their kitchen, pouring
into the lower level of their home.
Neighbor Al Baldwin helped his the Langes clean up the mess Tuesday morning,
as Channel 9 news crews videotaped the scene.
What used to be the Langes' kitchen.
The cabin owned by Craig Smith of Burnsville was completely destroyed
after a mud slide (seen at the background of the photo) pushed trees and
water into his house, spilling into the lake. Smith was inside the seasonal
home at the time, leaving later that morning to sit in his car and wait
the flood waters out. His son Chris is pictured, along with Craig (at the
Another shot of the Smith house.
Sand bagging efforts at Gary and Julie Moore's, at the north shore of Big
Water overtook Minnesota Highway
25 about three miles south of Montrose, causing the road to be closed
off for several days until repairs could be made.
Rushing water cut under Wright
County Road 8, causing the road to be closed
north of Waverly because it started to give away, said Waverly Fire Chief
A mowing tractor owned by Bill Hoffman sits in his field about one mile
east of Howard Lake. Hoffman said the field had just been mowed Monday afternoon.
Wright County Road 30 going west hampered
detour traffic from Highway 12.
from along Wright County Road 8 north of Waverly interfered with driving.
A large mud slide
across Wright County Road 9 north of Waverly closed the road and attracted
news crews from Channel 5.
Water levels at the mini
storage in Waverly reached four feet from the ground, ruining many things
inside each unit. Once the state crews pulled a drain plug from a nearby
drainage ditch, the water rushed out, damaging the mini storage doors. Pictured
are Dan and Lynnae Sullivan of Waverly, who rented a unit there.
and a shed were submerged at the driveway
of Wright County Deputy Pete Palmer's residence. Palmer lives between Howard
Lake and Waverly along Highway 12. The vehicles other than the squad car
are not visible.
full storage tanks - one containing gas and
the other diesel - were dislodged from their foundations in the early morning
hours of Tuesday by flooding water on the north side of Highway 12, at the
west end of Howard Lake. The tanks were secured by Cenex. Another four tanks
(pictured) were considered to be OK, since they were nearly full and too
heavy for the water to move, said Cenex General Manager Brian Yager.
was blocked off four several hours Tuesday, as water rushed over the road.
A hastily made detour sent travelers to other roads that were also flooded
that were parked near Lund's Poured Concrete west of Howard Lake were moved
after water overtook them overnight. The cars were owned by a employee of
High water at Waverly's
A Waverly resident
assesses the damage done by the storm using his boat.
A view of Waverly
from the city's Waterfront Park.
Heavy rains damaged the south half of the tennis court
and basketball court at Waverly's Waterfront
This massive tree
was uprooted along Wright County Road 9 east ofWaverly.
A downed power
line can be seen in the midst of trees blocking
the road on County Road 9, east of Waverly.
was uprooted and caused damage to this trailer along Waverly Lake.
north of Winsted flowed over its banks as a result of the heavy rains that
Course near Lester Prairie experienced flooding
on several locations on the course.