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Mason City still dealing with aftermath of flooding

Humane Society of North Iowa closed due to water covering their roadway

Posted: Sep 21, 2018 3:47 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2018 6:47 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa - Mason City is still dealing with the aftermath of flooding from Thursday night.

The Humane Society of North Iowa spent Friday closed because the road that leads to the shelter, Birch Drive, was flooded over by the Winnebago River. In addition, diamonds at the Norris Youth Softball Complex are covered due to heavy rainfall and overflow from the river.

Syak Sasorn lives across the street from the complex and near a city pump draining excess water out. He says if the pump wasn't there, there could've been much more water in his basement.

"Every time I see that thing, it makes me happy a little bit, so it helps pump the water out so it doesn't go into my basement."

While the city is working to drain water, he hopes something permanent can be done, both to keep water out of his house, and off his street.

"I think they hope doing a bit more. Like that pump? Every time its raining, I see that pump, and when it stops raining they take that pump away. As soon as it's raining, the pump's back on. Why they don't set the pump on automatic in the rain?"

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