Speech to Text for North Iowa residents still cleaning up after flooding
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in north iowa are no strangers to flooding... flooding update-vobp-3 lowerthirdcourtesy:june 10 ongoing flooding recovery mason city, ia we first introduced you to the o'donnells in mason city earlier this month following major flooding. mason city received nearly 9 inches of rain from june 8th to the 10th. flood water got as high 4 inches above the o'donnells' ground floor. now 11 days later...there is still plenty of work to be done. kimt news 3's alex jirgens is live at their house just off of plymouth road. alex - how are the clean up efforts going? xxx flooding update-lintro-3 calyn - while most of mason city has cleaned up from the recent flooding - the o'donnells are still waiting for water to completely recede from their basement. flooding update-lintro-2 when i was here earlier today - there was 5 feet of water down there, but it has gone down a little bit since...and now they're waiting for all of it to clear out to see how they can rebuild. xxx flooding update-lmpkg-1 lowerthird2line:ongoing flooding recovery mason city, ia while the water has receded back into their basement...it's still been over a week. what it left behind was warped walls - wood and carpet...as well as many items in their basement that are completely ruined...and a muddy watermark. the damage was so bad that their entire house will need to be gutted. lowerthird2line:bob & stephanie o'donnell mason city, ia "we've gotta have something so this water can naturally flow away from here. it can't get back to the river from here. it's stuck here until it either absorbs or evaporates." / the o'donnells tell me that both mayor bill schickel and councilperson john lee have both come here to survey the damage...and they say they are looking into how to prevent something like this from happening again. live in mason city - alex jirgens - kimt news 3. / thank you alex. the o'donnells also say that their insurance policy will not cover the damage because they don't live in a flood plain. /